103 Essex Street

Ninja Grill Hibachi on Essex Street Reopens Tomorrow

Posted June 13, 2018 at 5:13 am

In case you’ve been going through withdrawal, the Ninja Grill hibachi restaurant on Essex Street is set to return tomorrow. Thus concluding a three-month stay on the sidelines. As previously reported, the kitschy Ninja Grill opened at 103 Essex Street back in December. It appeared well received; based on initial Yelp reviews, the fast food […]

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Gas Hookup Issues Sideline Essex Street Newcomer ‘Ninja Grill’

Posted March 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

Another day, another gas-related restaurant closure on the Lower East Side. This time around it’s the three-month-old Ninja Grill on Essex Street. The so-called Hibachi Express fast food joint closed down last week due its gas hookup. Signs adorning the storefront don’t provide much explanation, but Department of Buildings records point out the truth. City […]

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‘Ninja Grill’ Foists Fast Food Hibachi onto Essex Street

Posted December 26, 2017 at 8:34 am

Ninja Grill snuck up on the Lower East Side two months ago. Video game-style signage first announced its arrival at 103 Essex Street back in October, promising a hokie “hibachi express” concept. The day has come. Ninja Grill opened a couple weeks ago – across from the Essex Street Market– and is exactly what you […]

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Hokie Hibachi ‘Ninja Grill’ Arrives on Essex Street

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

If hokie hibachi is in your wheelhouse, then this will serve as welcome news. Something called Ninja Grill is ready to do battle on Essex Street. Video game-style signage in the storefront window of number 103 announces the forthcoming arrival of this so-called “Japanese and hibachi express.” The Ninja Grill is assuming control of a […]

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First Legacy, now the Prestige Bodega on Essex Street Shutters After 2 Months

Posted March 1, 2017 at 5:07 am

The two newest bodega additions to Essex Street both shuttered within weeks of each other. You’ll recall that the Legacy Deli closed up shop a couple weeks ago after barely seven months in business. Two blocks south, the Prestige met the same fate. Short-lived at about two months. Prestige was an ambitious bodega that tried […]

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Long-Dormant ‘Le Lupanar’ Reborn as ‘Prestige Cafe & Deli’ 

Posted August 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

Holy shit. The long-vacant Le Lupanar space on Essex Street is being gutted. The commercial space at 103 Essex Street has been collecting dust since the business shuttered five years ago. Leasing signs on the security gates had become the norm here ever since. The closest the address came to occupancy was the short-lived asset sales […]

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Le Lupanar Assets for Sale at 103 Essex Street

Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:07 am

The French-themed “restaurant” masqueraded as a nightclub and eventually foundered two years ago. Now the space and its business are being shopped around to potential buyers.

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