252 Broome Street

Oliver Zabar’s ‘Devon’ Debuts on Broome Street Tomorrow

Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Zabar family finally made it to the Lower East Side. Oliver Zabar – Eli’s son and a former manager of Eli’s Night Shift on the Upper East Side – is behind this bar-restaurant, which serves a menu “elevated American bar food with French influence.” (Ken Addington is a consulting chef on the project.) As for vibes, […]

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Zabar Progeny Preps ‘Devon’ for October Launch

Posted August 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Team Zabar is busy at work on Broome Street, its first Lower East Side venture to date. The father-son collaboration between Eli and Oliver, respectively, will soon impart a new restaurant here in the former home of Lucky Bee called Devon. Contractors recently began the major gutting of the premises, as well as installation of […]

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Eli Zabar’s ‘Night Shift’ Now Seeks Home on Broome Street

Posted April 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Team Zabar hasn’t given up on the Lower East Side, it seems. Oliver and dad Eli have been trying to open a downtown version of Eli’s Night Shift without much success. Now, six months after Community Board 3 levied a full denial of the liquor license application for 54 Mulberry Street (Chinatown), they’re back. Perhaps […]

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‘Lucky Bee’ on Broome Street Succumbs to Rent Burden After Less than 2 Years

Posted September 25, 2017 at 5:02 am

Turns out the Lucky Bee wasn’t so. The nearly-two-year-old Thai restaurant succumbed to bonkers rents and closed over the weekend. Apparently, the monthly dole was $21,000 per month for the fifty-seat space. News of its demise isn’t a complete shock, though. Proprietors Matty Bennett (the chef) and Rupert Noffs had briefly shut the business back […]

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Reader Report: Woman Assaulted Inside Her Broome Street Apartment [UPDATED]

Last modified August 2, 2017 at 10:46 pm

A woman was reportedly assaulted inside her Broome Street building last week, neighbors with knowledge of the incident tell us. Early Friday morning, at roughly 2am, the perp reportedly followed the 27-year-old woman into her apartment at (we’re told) 252 Broome Street. He allegedly masturbated in front of her. When she began to film with […]

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The Lucky Bee Reopens Today After Rent-Related Hiatus

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

Perhaps you noticed that the Lucky Bee on Broome Street hasn’t been open the last couple days, and without any notice. Now we know why. The closure was related to rent payment, or rather, the lack thereof. Apparently the team “fell a little behind” on payments and closed. The hiatus was ultimately short-lived, though. We’re […]

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Three Months Later, the Lucky Bee is Finally Getting its Gas Turned on

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

​The Lucky Bee opened eight weeks ago at 252 Broome Street, formerly occupied by Jin Sushi. Since then, the restaurant has been operating in force without the benefit of cooking gas, the hookup for which mustn’t be taken for granted in the wake of the Second Avenue Explosion. That might change this week, though. As […]

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The Lucky Bee to Begin Broome Street Service on Thursday

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:17 am

The pollination of 252 Broome Street begins this week. Jin Sushi is in the rearview, and the Lucky Bee is buzzing. (Okay, enough of that.) The handwriting is on the new vestibule windows, announcing the opening date to the public as this Thursday, 5:30pm. With former Fat Radish chef Matty Bennett and partner Rupert Noffs now […]

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The Lucky Bee to Open on Broome Street the First Week of January

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:40 pm

The Lucky Bee is buzzing Broome Street. Opening is imminent. You’ll recall that an exhorbitant rent hike forced sushi stalwart Jin Sushi to close its restaurant at 252 Broome Street over the summer. The purported increase – Samy Mahfar is landlord – ended a successful ten-year run for the business. (Don’t believe the imposter a […]

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With Jin Out, the Lucky Bee Begins Renovations

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 11:39 pm

It’s done. Jin Sushi ended its fortuitous ten-year residency on Broome Street last week. When news first broke this past spring, we understood that ownership “opted” not to renew and that “the time had come” to conclude operations. Not so, apparently. The sushi stalwart, on the block for a decade, was reportedly felled by an exorbitant […]

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