74 Orchard Street

10 Years on, ‘By Robert James’ Fights for its Survival on Orchard Street

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:06 am

Upscale men’s haberdasher, By Robert James, is on its last legs. Fighting for survival a mere three weeks shy of its tenth anniversary on Orchard Street. Due to exhorbitant rent costs and mounting factory debts – goods are manufactured in Manhattan – eponymous owner Robert James has taken to GoFundMe for relief. The crowdfunding campaign […]

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Las’ Lap Now Serving at the Former Norman’s Cay on Orchard Street

Posted May 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

Norman’s Cay has found a permanent replacement, the seventh business at 74 Orchard Street since 2008. Co-founders Ryan Chadwick and Callum McLaughlin sold the assets last fall to one John Belle. Community Board 3 approved the corporate change in September 2017. Now, the buyer has opened a new lounge. Here comes Las’ Lap, next in […]

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‘Goa Taco’ Ends its Summertime Residency on Orchard Street

Posted September 1, 2017 at 5:04 am

Goa Taco ended its four-month flirtation with Orchard Street this week. The summertime pop-up had briefly annexed the bi-level space from the Norman’s Cay/Spur Tree combo back in April. Popularity of the Delancey Street original was apparently the impetus behind the temporary expansion. The company also maintains a second outpost on MacDougal Street in Greenwich […]

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With Norman’s Cay Closed, Goa Taco Larger (Pop-Up) Outpost on Orchard Street

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

Fresh off the Greenwich Village expansion, Goa Taco is poised to open a pop-up of sorts on Orchard Street. That explains why Norman’s Cay is down for the count, with paper window treatments. (Ryan Chadwick is proprietor of Norman’s Cay and co-owns Goa.) We’re told that the fast-casual snack shop will open at 74 Orchard […]

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Shervin’s Cafe Owner Angling to Purchase Norman’s Cay on Orchard Street

Posted February 6, 2015 at 5:11 am

Some sixteen months after first opening Norman’s Cay at 74 Orchard Street, co-owner Ryan Chadwick may soon unload the business. Shervin Nassi – proprietor of two-year-old Shervin’s Cafe in Alphabet City – is the hopeful suitor. This according to application materials on file with Community Board 3. Norman’s Cay (and the symbiotic Spur Tree) hadn’t been […]

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Spur Tree Returns to Orchard Street for Menu Collaboration with Norman’s Cay

Posted June 25, 2014 at 6:09 am

When Spur Tree suddenly closed shop earlier this year, ownership promised patrons that the Jamaican-flavored hangout would return. Another Lower East Side location has proven elusive, though, so Plan B in now in effect. The brand has joined forces with its old neighbor on Orchard Street. We didn’t see this coming. We just received word that […]

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Norman’s Cay Adds New Chef from ABC Cocina; Sidewalk Cafe Coming Soon

Posted April 7, 2014 at 6:05 am

Six months into operations at 74 Orchard Street, there are changes to report inside the kitchen of Norman’s Cay. Mik Edelman, who apparently helped open ABC Cocina as lead line cook, is now on board. The new chef will lend his touch to the cuisine of Caribbean eats. When asked about the staff shuffle, co-owner […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Conch Chowder at Norman’s Cay

Posted February 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I have been on a bit of a soup kick lately.  As we all bundle up for the subzero temperatures and trudge through the icy sidewalks it seems only reasonable.  I have been making my own, but also got to try the Bahamian conch chowder at Norman’s Cay and it was perfect for taking the […]

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Norman’s Cay to Debut Friday at 74 Orchard Street

Last modified October 2, 2013 at 8:00 am

From cool waters to the tropics… After first unleashing the taste of Nantucket on the wilds of Delancey, the team behind Grey Lady is poised to inject some Caribbean pizazz around the corner on Orchard Street. As previously reported, Ryan Chadwick and chef Gavin McLaughlin are opening Norman’s Cay at number 74, a new bar-eatery […]

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Grey Lady Principals Now Eyeing 74 Orchard Street

Posted July 11, 2013 at 6:35 am

As it happens, Spur Tree is not in fact moving into 74 Orchard Street despite recent intel to the contrary.

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