119 Essex Street

‘Char Sue’ Brings its ‘Reimagined’ Asian Food to Essex Street this Weekend

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

Upper Essex Street is a few days from welcoming yet another restaurant to its ranks. Char Sue is just a couple days from debut. As previously reported, chef and co-owner Matt Rojas plans to serve a menu of “affordable” Asian food with a “Western twist,” plus craft beers, in a casual environment. Dishes include house […]

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‘Rebooted’ Asian Food Makes its Way to Essex Street with ‘Char Sue’

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:18 am

With new window neons, Char Sue revealed itself this week at 119 Essex Street. The storefront flair arrives nearly a year after first announcing intentions to open here. Chef and co-owner Matt Rojas plans to serve “affordable” Asian food with a “Western twist,” alongside craft beers, in a super casual environment. Only Con Ed stands between […]

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Former ‘Dover’ Chef Opening ‘Char Sue’ at 119 Essex Street

Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Out goes a sandwich shop, in comes a snack bar. Such is the storyline at 119 Essex Street, a storefront space marked by dormancy the last couple years. Brannon’s previously held down the fort, as it were, for a meager ten months at 119 Essex before folding in August 2014. (No one was ever in […]

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Restaurant Row Vet Looking to Open ‘The John Lamb’ at the Old Brannon’s on Essex Street

Posted November 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

A culinary veteran of Midtown’s Restaurant Row is headed to the Lower East Side. Joseph Valentine, whose FireBird Restaurant served theater-goers Russian food for over eight years until this summer – is gunning to open a new joint at 119 Essex Street. For those following at home, this address was previously Brannon’s, which still promises […]

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Brannon’s on Essex Closes for ‘Renovations’ After 10 Months

Posted August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Another potential loss for Essex Street. The writing is on the wall door. Comfort eatery Brannon’s at 119 Essex is now closed for the requisite “renovations.” To those following at home, that excuse oftentimes translates to death watch. The branded social media arm is quiet, and emails to owner Ron Brannon have gone unanswered. Brannon’s opened […]

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Brannon’s Soft Opens at 119 Essex Street

Last modified November 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Take everything you have previously heard about Brannon’s on Essex Street and erase it.  The original sandwich shop concept is no more and has been replaced by what they are calling “global comfort food.” No hype or pretense here, they are currently in a soft-opening phase but still feeling out the full menu. Temporary consultant […]

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Brannon’s on Essex Street Should Open at the End of the Week

Posted July 9, 2013 at 5:18 am

Sunflower Video seems like so long ago at this point. The X-rated DVD house, which previously boasted “all kind of rentals,” was aborted in the summer of 2011.

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Donatella and D Bar Vet Bringing Brannon’s to 119 Essex Street

Posted November 19, 2012 at 6:09 am

Smut to sandwiches – that’s the recent retail trajectory of 119 Essex Street.

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Smutty Sunflower Video at 119 Essex Closes

Posted July 19, 2011 at 6:18 am

The tattered forest green awning was deposed from 119 Essex Street over a month ago, exposing the florescents bolted to the facade.

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