95 Allen Street

Two Lower East Side Businesses Join ‘American Dream’ Food Court in the Meadowlands

Posted May 27, 2020 at 5:10 am

A host of New York City businesses are headed to the gargantuan American Dream complex in north Jersey. Two of which hail from the Lower East Side, we’ve just learned. Empanada Mama, with locations on Allen Street and Hell’s Kitchen, recently signed a lease to join the party. Apparently the deal was forged during the […]

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Empanada Mama Opening its Larger Location at 95 Allen Tomorrow

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Down the stretch it comes. Yes, Empanada Mama is finally nearing the finish line on Allen Street, albeit a few months behind schedule. We are told by staff that the new outpost is opening for business tomorrow. Another refugee from the scorched earth activities of landlord-developer Ben Shaoul at Orchard and East Houston, the Colombian […]

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Empanada Mama Reopening Soon at Larger 95 Allen Street Location

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:44 pm

Empanada Mama is nearing the finish line down at 95 Allen Street. For the last five months, owner Socrates Nanas has been converting the dual storefronts previously occupied by Sorella (and Stellina). Debut was originally slated for June, so it’s now running some three months behind schedule. The two rooms are starting to come together, […]

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Empanada Mama Closes Its East Houston HQ Ahead of Shaoul’s 10-Story Condo Tower; New Location Opening Soon

Posted April 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

And then there were two… For the last year, the northeast corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets has been dying a slow death in the lead up to its resurrection as a beacon of luxury. You can thank Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul for the loss of local favorites like Bereket and the Lobster Joint. He’s […]

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Empanada Mama Breaks Ground on Allen Street; Full Liquor License Sought

Last modified March 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Empanada Mama is heading toward full upgrade in every sense of the word. Not only will the Colombian joint open a much larger location south of Delancey this spring, but it’s also on the hunt for an OP liquor license. As previously reported, Empanada Mama last month signed a lease at 95 Allen Street, formerly home […]

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Forced from East Houston, Empanada Mama is Moving to Former Sorella Space on Allen Street

Posted February 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen operated Sorella for a solid six years at 95 Allen Street and became a local hit. The Italian joint was loved by many, yet its demise in May 2014 came as a suprise. In its absence, however, the store itself was unable to procure a reasonable replacement. Until now. 95 […]

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Sorella Temporarily Closed for Renovations

Posted January 6, 2012 at 6:09 am

Surviving three years in the cutthroat nightlife game on the Lower East Side is definitely a worthy feat.

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Stellina Opening in a Week and a Half at 95 Allen

Posted February 16, 2011 at 6:18 am

Sorella’s companion dessert spot at 95 Allen Street, dubbed Stellina (“Little Star”), is almost ready to serve.

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Coming Soon: Stellina at 95 Allen Street

Posted October 29, 2010 at 6:12 am

Since opening in December 2008, cozy Italian spot Sorella has quickly become a neighborhood dining destination.  Business must be brisk, as the Piedmontese-inspired eatery is about to open a separate venture in the adjacent space at 95 Allen Street.  We’ve been following the interior renovations for weeks, and reached out to chef-owner Emma Hearst for […]