303 Broome Street

Grey Lady Owner Plans Creole Spot at Former Louie & Chan

Last modified January 30, 2019 at 9:17 am

The Louie & Chan story on Broome Street concluded last month after five years in business. Despite the messaging on its social media – how the closure is temporary for maintenance – the club-steraunt will not be reopening. Instead, a familiar face is swooping in for the take with a new 34-table creole concept. Having […]

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‘Louie & Chan’ on Broome Street Sidelined by Flood

Posted December 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the occasion of its near-fifth anniversary, Louie & Chan down on Broome Street is currently down for the count. The business announced the closure last week, and noted that “much needed maintenance work” is required during this “unforeseen” time off. What we hear, however, is that the ground floor restaurant and basement club were […]

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Here are Some Choice Media Quotes from the Penis Mural Story

Posted December 29, 2017 at 5:08 am

When Swedish artist painted the four-story phallus on the eastern exposure of 303 Broome Street, it became an immediate flashpoint. Complaints about the purple-pink penis reached a head on Wednesday afternoon – three days after the mural was painted – prompting landlord Samy Mahfar to order its erasure. Mahfar was allegedly unaware of the mural […]

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Premature Ejection: 4-Story Penis Mural on Broome Street is Erased

Last modified December 28, 2017 at 10:08 pm

To come upon the mural had been a surprise. A giant dick greeting denizens of Broome Street, which didn’t last very long at all. Workers descended upon 303 Broome Street yesterday afternoon to erase the artwork with gray paint. By night, it was gone. Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt, 40, made international headlines this week by […]

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There is a Gigantic Penis Painted on this Broome Street Building

Last modified December 28, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Yesterday afternoon. Christmas eve. Street artist Carolina Falkholt took to Broome Street for an epic mural. She painted a throbbing, veiny penis on the east-facing wall of 303 Broome Street. It’s the Samy Mahfar-owned building with Louie & Chan club-restaurant on the ground level. The big dick is erect, measuring four stories in length, and there to […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: Foie Gras Arancini at Louie And Chan

Last modified August 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

Maybe you haven’t gone down this stretch of Broome Street since dancing in showers was cool at Happy Endings. With new chef Kevin Chun (Yunnan Kitchen, Macao Trading Co.) in the kitchen at Louie and Chan, and the not-so-secret downstairs lounge the303, this Italian-Chinese immigrant-inspired neighborhood spot has definitely become a destination. For me, I […]

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Louie & Chan Opens Its Basement Cocktail Lounge and ‘the303’ on Broome Street

Posted December 20, 2013 at 6:06 am

Neighbors, pay heed. The cellar club at Louie & Chan is now officially operational. Public launch was last night. This new nightspot at 303 Broome Street is divided into two components – cocktail lounge and the303. The latter is a venue of sorts that will “host a customized lineup of International eclectic talent and performances […]

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Louie and Chan Finally Opens Today at 303 Broome After 4 Years in Development

Last modified November 14, 2013 at 7:18 am

Louie and Chan, the latest project by David Wiesner of Grotto, will open later today at 303 Broome Street after four years in development. (We first told you about this place in June 2011!) The ambitious restaurant-club concept initially began entertaining the masses in a limited capacity back in September, with all the hallmarks of a […]

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Progress Report: Louie & Chan at 303 Broome Street

Posted July 17, 2013 at 5:23 am

Team Grotto conceived the idea of Louie & Chan three years ago, choosing the two adjacent storefronts at 303-305 Broome Street for their dream

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Update: Louie & Chan at 303 Broome Street

Posted February 6, 2012 at 6:43 am

Operations on the development front over at 303 Broome Street have been super hush-hush for the better part of the last year.

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