384 Grand Street

‘Crab du Jour’ Hoists New Signage Above Grand Street

Posted February 24, 2021 at 5:03 am

In case you missed the small-time signage on Grand Street, Crab Du Jour is now making its presence known. The seafood chain announced its arrival on the Lower East Side in early January, but only now are the pieces really falling into place. It takes the spot left vacant by La Flaca last summer after […]

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‘Crab Du Jour’ Chain Claws onto the Lower East Side

Posted January 26, 2021 at 5:03 am

Crab Du Jour is headed to the southern perimeter of Essex Crossing. The fast food joint, which slings Cajun-style seafood, planted a flag at 384 Grand Street last week. Literally. Signage announces the newcomer. It takes the spot left vacant by La Flaca last summer after its ten-year tenure on the block. Crab Du Jour […]

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‘La Flaca’ Looks Shuttered on Grand Street, but it’s Not [Updated]

Last modified June 1, 2020 at 3:14 pm

The novel coronavirus continues to decimate both life and business at will. La Flaca, the nearly ten-year-old Mexican restaurant on Grand Street, appears closed for good. But it’s not. Branded signage fell from the corner establishment last month. Update: we previously reported that La Flaca closed for good, but ownership informed us that they plan […]

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‘Great Wall’ Chinese Restaurant on Grand Street Remains Closed for ‘Repairs’

Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

The long-running Great Wall Chinese takeout joint at 384 Grand Street has been closed since Labor Day. Ownership is working on some nebulous “repairs” to the space. Initial timetable to reopening was about a week. It’s already been three times that. This doesn’t appear to be a “get outta Dodge” type renovations trickery, though, as there’s […]

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Flowers on Essex Moves Across the Street to 384 Grand Street

Posted October 16, 2015 at 5:17 am

​Florist-cum-gallery Flowers on Essex is now operating in its new digs. Owner Bill Frazer – whose Flowers Cafe was also forced out – just hauled the shop and its contents across the street to 384 Grand (the former Liberty Tax space). Circumstances behind the move are ambiguous, but we were told at the end of […]

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​The Long-Running ‘Flowers on Essex’ is Moving Across the Street

Posted September 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s a time of transition for Bill Frazer. Two of his longstanding Grand Street businesses are in flux. Flowers Cafe ended its impressive ten-year run at 355 Grand Street on Friday afternoon. Its demise is attributed to the new six-story luxury development set to rise here. We’re told that there is a slight chance that […]

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Liberty Mascots Invade the Lower East Side

Posted January 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

With the passage of giddy holiday cheer, the advent of eye-gouging woe. Tax season, kiddies!