188 Orchard Street

New Smoke Shop Opening at 188 Orchard Street

Last modified March 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

Well, now. Here’s something unexpected for upper Orchard Street. Illuminated signage went up earlier this week for a new smoke shop/bodega at number 188. The store itself has been undergoing interior renovations since the short-lived Holl New York vacated the premises last December. That boutique predecessor operated for a paltry three months before closing for […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Brunch at the ‘New’ Le French Diner

Posted March 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

As previously reported, we knew Zucco: Le French Diner at 188 Orchard Street has reopened under new ownership.   It is now simply “Le French Diner” with Artur, Pierre, and Burcu running the show. Burcu, previously from The John Dory in the Ace Hotel, is the Chef in front of the small but mighty open […]

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Le French Diner Reopens Under New Ownership on Orchard Street

Posted February 20, 2014 at 5:02 am

Le French Diner made its illustrious return at 188 Orchard Street this week. A giddy Boogie reader writes to inform us that the soft opening was Tuesday evening. He says, “Spoke to the guys behind the bar, who were French, and so is the chef apparently. The menu looks good.” Indeed, fans of the old […]

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Holl New York Shutters After Three Months on Orchard Street

Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:10 am

Clocking in at three months, Holl New York definitely ranks as one of the quickest “quickie closures” in recent memory. Gabriel Holl’s trendy menswear shop debuted in mid-September, occupying Dedegumo’s former watch outpost at 188 Orchard Street. Ultimately, Holl didn’t survive the onset of the holiday season. The computer printout in the doorway notes that […]

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HOLL New York Moves Menswear Into 188 Orchard

Posted September 13, 2013 at 6:09 am

Brooklyn-based brand HOLL New York is opening its first brick-and-mortar here at 188 Orchard Street.

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Report: Zucco’s Le French Diner Looking to Sell

Last modified August 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

Several readers recently pointed out that the security gate at 188 Orchard Street has been in a locked position during business hours the last couple weeks or so.

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Memorial for Zucco Outside Le French Diner

Posted February 14, 2013 at 6:37 am

At that precise moment, the beloved Zucco suffered a heart attacked, falling to the pavement outside his venerated Lower East Side establishment on Orchard Street.

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Zucco’s Shuttered by Health Department Yesterday

Posted October 23, 2012 at 6:48 am

Zucco’s Le French Diner caught the ire of Health Department inspectors yesterday afternoon, and was summarily shuttered.

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Dedegumo Watch Store at 188 Orchard Calls it Quits

Posted July 9, 2012 at 6:19 am

Apparently trendy handcrafted watches were not exactly what the Lower East Side wanted.

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Dedegumo Watch Store Soft-Opens at 188 Orchard Street

Posted November 18, 2010 at 6:38 am

Since the Jelana Behrand Studio relocated to 181 Chrystie Street last May, 188 Orchard Street has given the rest of the block a dose of silent treatment.  Vacant. Quiet. Not a peep.  But the six-month period of silence was broken in early October when work began on a new concept for the space.  No, not […]

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