138 Orchard Street

9-Years-Stalled ‘Allen Street Hotel’ Back from the Dead with New Renderings (and Window Panels)

Posted April 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

Against the odds, one of the longest stalled projects on the Lower East Side – it should be a punchline – just returned to life. Back from the dead, it seems, the sixteen-story Allen Street Hotel now has some new flair to discuss, the first real progress onsite since February 2011. This single window panel on the […]

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World Hats Moving Its HQ to Failed Eclair Bakery Space at 138 Orchard Street

Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:12 am

Orchard Street vendor veteran World Hats is on the move, forced from its longtime location in the historic Beckenstein’s building just north of Delancey. We hear word that the landlord, Velum LLC, reportedly jacked the rent, so the business had to take a hike. That trip won’t take them too far, however. World Hats maintained […]

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Eclair Exit: Les Jardins de la Duchesse Fails After 2 Weeks on Orchard Street

Posted January 7, 2015 at 9:32 am

Les Jardins de la Duchesse debuted in early December with much fanfare out of the gate. For just about two weeks, the newcomer attracted plenty of press, and workers spread the word (nay, flavor) with free samples at their doorstep. However, the all-eclair bakery closed almost as quickly as it opened. Without a peep. Two weeks; […]

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Eclair Bakery Les Jardins de la Duchesse Opens on Orchard Street Today

Posted December 1, 2014 at 6:06 am

Those toting a sweet tooth and an adventurous palette, take note. Les Jardins de la Duchesse is ready to open up your wallet and take the money. The specialized bakery – located at 138 Orchard Street – began service this morning after a six-month build-out, and promises to “awaken the senses” with its menu of […]

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New Orchard Street Bakery ‘Les Jardins de la Duchesse’ Will Carry a Bacon-Wrapped Eclair

Posted October 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

Modern Fashion & Style on Orchard Street closed over the summer so that a new French bakery could sling pastries. During those interim months, contractors have been tearing apart the commercial space of 138 Orchard. We heard chatter along the way that the newcomer was some sort of bakery. Confirmation arrived yesterday afternoon with the new store […]

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Modern Fashion & Style Quits Orchard Street for Good

Posted August 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

The stock of leather vendors on Orchard Street continues to freefall. Four months after Daniel’s Leather shuttered and relocated to Jersey, Modern Fashion & Style decided to call it quits. The store has been closed for over a month, its awning fabric cut out (usually the telltale sign). Not completely surprising, though. The retail unit […]

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Last Gasp of Orchard Vendors: Arivel and Modern Fashion on the Outs

Posted December 5, 2013 at 6:06 am

What was left of the Lower East Side bargain district continues to shrivel. Today, we learn that furrier Arivel Fashions at 150 Orchard Street is on the outs. Misrahi Realty is presently seeking a replacement tenant to assume control sometime in May 2014. A listing for the 2,000 square-foot sub-level space (plus 350 square-foot basement) surfaced […]

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Redemption NYC Owner Eyeing 138 Orchard for New Venture

Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:09 am

Indeed, the group behind Redemption on 52nd Street is now eyeing the narrow 138 Orchard store, formerly Healthy Drive bodega.

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Healthy Drive Bodega on Orchard Closing

Posted June 1, 2012 at 6:09 am

As one giant bodega infiltrates Orchard Street, another folds in its wake.

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Alec Baldwin Tells Schweddy Balls Haters to “Go Fudge Themselves” on SNL

Posted September 26, 2011 at 6:28 am

If you’re looking to chow down on some Schweddy Balls ice cream, hit up 138 Orchard Street.

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