154 Orchard Street

‘Fox & Jane’ Salon Renovates OG Orchard Street Space [Updated]

Last modified August 8, 2018 at 8:42 pm

[Updated] Fox & Jane Salon – born on the Lower East Side seven years ago – just completed a renovation project, not closing its 154 Orchard Street space. Its onetime flagship is now masked behind a curtain of brown paper. Fox & Jane has held down a Chinatown space (“Fox & Jane Bowery”) for almost […]

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Fatta Cuckoo Vet Wants ‘There’ to be a Bar at 154 Orchard Street

Last modified July 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Georgian-style eatery Red Compass lost its way, and ultimately pulled the plug on 154 Orchard Street last December. Now, seven months after its demise, a fresh face is on the block. Ricky Dolinsky, former chef de cuisine of long-gone Fatta Cuckoo from Clinton Street (among others), is angling to open here. The establishment is called “There,” […]

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Red Compass Loses its Way, Sits Closed for Months

Posted December 12, 2017 at 5:07 am

For the second time inside a year, Georgian eatery Red Compass on Orchard Street is closed without notice. Only now, the outage appears permanent. Gates have been drawn during business hours for the last couple months. Calls to the Hell Square establishment all go directly to voicemail. Based on Yelp reviews, it appears the last […]

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‘Red Compass’ Briefly Shutters After a Year on Orchard Street, but Reopens [Updated]

Last modified May 11, 2017 at 8:11 am

Red Compass, the ill-fated Georgian restaurant at 154 Orchard Street, is apparently on ice. The sub-level restaurant has been closed for consecutive nights, and without notice. The only clue is the “Rent Demand” letter taped to the shuttered gates. According to the document, ownership owes landlord Abraham Noy nearly $14K in back rent. UPDATE: Red Compass […]

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Struggling ‘Red Compass Lounge’ Downsizes on Orchard Street After 8 Months

Posted September 28, 2016 at 5:09 am

The loss of the David Owens Vintage boutique to 161 Rivington Street last year is apparently in vain. Its replacement at 154 Orchard Street, Red Compass Lounge & Bar, admitted defeat and downsized half its footprint just a few days ago. A recent walkby reveals that the eight-month-old Georgian eatery has completely withdrawn itself from the […]

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As One Vape Shop Exits Hell Square, Another Sparks Up

Posted July 8, 2016 at 5:15 am

Less than a month after VapeYa was smoked out of Orchard Street, another such shop just opened two weeks ago. Just down the block, too. The Lucky Panda Vape Shop (and lounge) is now holding court upstairs at 154 Orchard Street, formerly a salon and, most recently, a pop-up for that Interpol-Wu Tang supergroup. And it’ll […]

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Interpol-Wu Tang Supergroup Banks & Steelz Opens Orchard Street Pop-Up

Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:12 am

Rap-rock seems to be enjoying a brief resurgence this season. Heavy on the news that three-fourths of Rage Against the Machine will join Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form Prophets of Rage, another supergroup of sorts has entered the fray. Interpol frontman Paul Banks joined forces with Wu Tang Clan’s RZA for a […]

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‘Red Compass’ Soft Opens Tomorrow at Former Mission Chinese Space on Orchard Street

Posted December 29, 2015 at 5:17 am

Over on Orchard Street, the Red Compass points to Georgia. As in, the country. After more than three months of renovation work, this so-called Red Compass at 154 Orchard is now complete. We are told that the soft launch for the Georgian-style restaurant is tomorrow, with the more official grand opening planned for sometime after […]

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‘Compass’ Proceeding with Restaurant in Doomed Mission Chinese Space on Orchard Street

Posted September 11, 2015 at 5:06 am

Compass Restaurant and Bar is proceeding into the minefield otherwise known as 154 Rivington Street. The teaser signage recently placed in the windows all but confirms to the public the imminent arrival. As previously reported, principal Beka Peradze (ODA House) plans to install a Georgian-style (as in, the country) restaurant here, occupying both the former […]

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Rent Hike Pushes David Owens Vintage Boutique to 161 Rivington Street

Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:17 am

Narnia Vintage vacated the Lower East Side last month after thirteen years. Like so much else these days, the boutique picked up and relocated to Brooklyn. Yet, before a period of vacancy (or uncertainty) could set in, a likeminded replacement is on the way. It’s another veteran local retailer. The sandwich board sitting in the […]

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