Alexander Olch

The Metrograph Commissary Now Serving Breakfast and Lunch

Posted December 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Metrograph Theater’s Commissary is quickly expanding its operations. The eatery, “inspired by the studio backlot eateries from Hollywood’s golden age,” debuted this past May, and now offers a weekday breakfast and lunch menu, from 9am-4pm. The restaurant has also recently introduced The Writer’s Menu, “a collection of small plates designed so you can eat with one hand… while […]

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‘Gohan’ Japanese Restaurant Gets Ready to Open on Orchard Street

Last modified July 27, 2016 at 7:16 am

The token butcher paper was finally removed from the window of 14 Orchard Street this week. Japanese restaurant, Gohan, is almost ready for the big time. A crinkled printout had been teasing the arrival of Gohan for months. Now that logo is emblazoned with leafing on the front door. Gohan is a seven-table, forty-two-seat establishment that […]

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‘Gohan’ Named as Mystery Japanese Restaurant at 14 Orchard Street

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

While Alexander Olch focuses on the inauguration of his two-screen movie house – the Metrograph – his former boutique space is under the knife. As it’s been for several months running. The Department of Buildings recently approved permits for the renovation of 14A Orchard Street into a new use. That of an eating and drinking […]

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Metrograph Theater Lifts the Curtain on The Commissary

Posted May 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

In the inimitable words of Beetlejuice, it’s showtime. The two-month-old Metrograph theater, co-founded by boutique owner Alexander Olch, finally lifted the curtain on its complementary restaurant, The Commissary. It opened for business at 7 Ludlow Street last night. Spread across both the ground floor and mezzanine, the nightlife concept is a nod to the golden age […]

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Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street Inaugurated in True Chinatown Fashion [PHOTOS]

Posted March 7, 2016 at 9:37 am

Lights. Camera. Action. While the private party courted the indie film industry two nights earlier (Dustin Hoffman, Jim Jarmusch, John Waters), the duplex Metrograph arthouse on Ludlow Street co-founded by Alexander Olch officially raised the curtain to the public Friday. Inaugurated in true Chinatown fashion with fanfare and a proper dragon dance in the lobby (for luck […]

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Metrograph Theater Ticketing Goes Live Today Ahead of Friday Opening

Posted February 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Extra, extra. Read all about it. Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street is but a few days from debut. After a few weeks of private previews, curtains will rise on Friday. Ticketing for the new duplex arthouse – the vision of local boutique owner Alexander Olch – goes live today. The first movies to play here […]

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Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street to Debut with ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’

Posted January 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Metrograph Theater – founded by tie purveyor Alexander Olch – is inching ever closer to opening on the Lower East Side. Even though a soft-launch is planned for February 19, it’s for private events only; the public will need to wait another few weeks for the much-anticipated Metrograph Theater. However, when the curtains rise on March […]

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Ludlow Street’s Metrograph Theater is on Target for February Debut

Posted December 22, 2015 at 5:12 am

The much-anticipated Metrograph theater just announced its opening date. Owner Alexander Olch pushed back the inauguration another month to Friday February 19, 2016. This, according to a holiday greeting from the official Twitter account. It was early summer when eponymous boutique owner Alexander Olch embarked on this cinematic journey to convert the old warehouse at […]

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Alexander Olch Reopens His Menswear Boutique in Larger Canal Street Store

Posted November 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

For Alexander Olch, two weeks of marathon renovations ultimately bore fruit. His upgraded boutique location two doors down at 53 Canal Street is ready for the big time. Officially open and stocked with plenty of trendy formal wear, including shirts, ties, bowties, and scarves. The corner space – formerly Wing Shang Market – shed its […]

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Alexander Olch Closes Orchard Street Boutique Ahead of Move

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

​Lots happening in Alexander Olch’s corner these days. Not only is the man spearheading the new Metrograph cinema arts house on Ludlow, but he’s also amidst a retail relocation. That’s right, as first reported here in July, the trendy tie purveyor is taking the business down the block to the former Sheng Wang Market at […]

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