74 Orchard Street

State Suspends Las’ Lap for Coronavirus-Related Violations

Posted August 12, 2020 at 5:00 am

Another week, another few dozen city bars cited for coronavirus-related violations. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced that the recently anointed multi-agency task force suspended liquor licenses of 38 establishments around the Five Boroughs. One of which is here on the Lower East Side. The two-year-old Las Lap’ at 74 Orchard Street. In recent weeks, the bar, […]

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Suffering the (Non-Masked) Night Crowds at Orchard and Broome [Updated]

Last modified August 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Hell Square hath multiplied. Come weekends, the block of Orchard and Broome is now its own crowded nightmare. This trend is years in the making, but reached critical mass this summer with the outdoor dining phenomenon as a result of coronavirus. Neighbors on the block are worried about these gatherings. Not so much the table […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s Favorite Lower East Side Bar Wants to Expand

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Looks like the yearlong dormancy in the wake of By Robert James is finally reaching conclusion on Orchard Street. The reason sits next door. Las’ Lap is gunning to take over the former boutique, which moved to the Canal Street Market after departing last January, to expand its overall footprint. Meaning, another previously unlicensed store […]

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Bye, By Robert James: Steep Rent Hike Forces Boutique from Orchard Street

Posted January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

By Robert James is saying bye to Orchard Street after just over ten years in business. Like so much local retail, the upscale clothier fell victim to a sizable rent hike. Truth be told, the proverbial writing was on the wall last August when the eponymous owner led a successful crowdfunding campaign to keep the […]

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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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