173 Orchard Street

Zazzy’s Pizza Sets September Opening in Former Rosario’s on Orchard Street

Posted August 26, 2020 at 5:08 am

The successor to Rosario’s Pizza is on its way to Hell Square. As previously reported, the decades-old pizzeria shuttered after the mandatory pandemic lockdown this spring. Never to reopen. Zazzy’s Pizza is the likeminded replacement, but will dish a more health-conscious menu of “plant-based pizzas” alongside the classic fare. We’re told that Zazzy’s should open at […]

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Rosario’s Pizza will Look for a New LES Location

Posted August 3, 2020 at 5:02 am

Losing Rosario’s Pizza, much like its old neighbor Bereket, is the elimination of yet another connection to the old Lower East Side. The pizza joint held down the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets for more than twenty years, and spent the preceding decades just around the corner. However, the retirement of manager/owner Sal […]

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Rosario’s Pizza Departs Decades-Old Home on Orchard Street

Posted July 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

The pandemic takes another… Rosario’s Pizza, the iconic pizzeria that’s served the Lower East Side for nearly six decades, permanently closed its longtime restaurant earlier this month. It had been at the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets since 1998. Fans, fret not (too much, at least). Apparently, owner Sal Bartolomeo is “actively looking […]

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Bareburger Lower East Side Now Open on Orchard Street

Posted May 11, 2018 at 5:07 am

The East Village branch of Bareburger completed its relocation to 173 Orchard Street this week, and is now open for business. The organic burger joint soft launched last night, but makes it official starting today. Matt Kouskalis, who owns the four Bareburger locations in Manhattan, cited rising rents as impetus behind the move from Second […]

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Bareburger Moving its East Village Location to Hell Square

Last modified January 25, 2018 at 9:09 am

Looks like Bareburger is headed for the Lower East Side. Hell Square, more precisely. The local burger chain has sights on 173 Orchard Street, the former home of the departedA Casa Fox. Bareburger appears on the February SLA docket for Community Board 3, and is applying for beer-wine license contrary to what’s listed on the […]

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Rosario’s Pizza will Return this Week After DOH Closure, Owner Says

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

Rosario’s Pizza is on the mend and will return in the coming days. Longtime owner Sal Bartolomeo informed us that the local slice standby – mandated closed by the Department of Health last month – should reopen on Stanton Street “this week.” The city agency had shuttered the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor allegedly for “operating without […]

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Rosario’s Pizza is Shuttered by the Health Department

Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Rosario’s Pizza, the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor at Orchard and Stanton Streets, is currently closed. The Department of Health paid a visit to the establishment last week and promptly ordered it shut for “operating without a permit.” The mandatory DOH sticker is pasted into the corner entrance of the restaurant, gates are shuttered, and the chairs sit […]

‘A Casa Fox,’ One of the Only Nicaraguan Restaurants in NYC, Closes After 9 Years on Orchard Street

Posted July 12, 2017 at 5:09 am

Hell Square longtimer, A Casa Fox, recently “lost the battle” and is no longer in business. The Nicaraguan eatery – a rarity in New York City these days – shuttered a couple weeks ago after more than nine years on Orchard Street. It appears that escalating rents and the “changing tides of the neighborhood” were the […]

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