131 Essex Street

‘Fancy Pharmacy’ is Moving from Essex Street After Decades on the Block

Posted January 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

A Lower East Side retail anchor is unmoored from its longtime location at the northwest corner of Essex and Rivington Streets. Fancy Pharmacy (and its unique store signage) is not long for this spot. A sandwich board outside the store indicates that the drugstore is relocating, though not too far away. Its new location is […]

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Uruguayan Restaurant ‘Charrua’ Now Open at 131 Essex Street

Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:30 am

Pulperia nosedived into oblivion last May after barely six months in business (and the previous year under construction). The ground level at 131 Essex Street remained wrapped up for the duration. Now its replacement is ready to rock and roll. And it’s in a similar “culinary” vein. Charrua is the next nightlife concept to make […]

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City Marshal Seizes Pulperia Bar on Essex Street

Posted May 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

The landlord of 131 Essex Street just pulled the plug on Pulperia, and now has legal possession. The mid-block bar, which also masqueraded as a Spanish market, survived here for six months before its death earlier this week. City Marshals paid a visit and padlocked the premises. Pulperia had revealed something promising for 131 Essex […]

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Spanish Market-Bar ‘Pulperia’ Now Open at 131 Essex Street

Posted November 25, 2013 at 6:00 am

Remodeling on the ground level of 131 Essex Street lasted over a year, but the fruits of that labor have finally ripened. In other words, that Spanish market-cafe-bar amalgamation we previously told you about – Pulperia – is now fully operational. The interior was pretty much completed by August, while the facade was painted with branded […]

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Roger Llanes No Longer in the Sons of Essex Kitchen

Posted August 15, 2013 at 6:06 am

Sons of Essex can’t stop the hemorrhaging in the wake of infighting between former partners Matt Levine and Michael Shah. The image of the hangout has drastically changed since inception at 131 Essex Street, not to mention the recent chef shuffles. And about that… A Boogie tipster informs us that executive chef replacement Roger Llanes […]

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Coming Soon: Pulperia at 131 Essex Street

Posted October 26, 2012 at 6:09 am

Work permits were filed with the DOB last week to renovate the existing store for a new venture called Pulperia.

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