The Allen Street Deli Folds After 5 Years in Business

Posted November 4, 2015 at 5:15 am

It’s curtains for the Allen Street Deli, a reliable neighborhood standby. The five-year-old bodega at 203 Allen quietly closed over the weekend, having cleared out its proverbial locker. A message painted on the window announced the shutter. The first cracks in the business seemingly appeared last January. At the time, word on the street was the […]

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New Bodega Opens in Joon Cleaners Space on East Broadway

Posted October 6, 2015 at 5:19 am

​The former Joon Cleaners at 219 East Broadway finally has a replacement, three years after the death of its owner. Those evergreen leasing signs above the storefront were deposed weeks ago, as a new bodega is set to open here. Behind that new security gate system, ownership had gradually prepared the space; shelving is now […]

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‘Delicious Deli’ Announces Itself as Newest Bodega on Eldridge Street

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:06 am

Here’s another case of loose infringement on the Lower East Side. While not quite the level of filching Mario for a pizza joint, the forthcoming Delicious Deli on Eldridge Street seems to lean a bit on the corporate competition for name recognition. That would be Dunkin Donuts. Nevertheless, the Delicious Deli is coming down the […]

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‘Stanton Deli Grocery’ Goes Dark, Will Return as ‘Delicious Deli’

Posted June 11, 2015 at 5:16 am

The Stanton Deli Grocery is presently under the knife, undergoing renovations to upscale the brand image. Plywood shed arrived at the corner of Eldridge a couple weeks ago. The facade itself was stripped, including the canopy, revealing some interesting archways (that are also being demolished). Once complete, 59 Stanton will be reborn as the Delicious […]

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From Cheese to Cheeba: Former Little Muenster on Stanton Street Becomes a Head Shop

Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:20 am

One Stanton Street storefront is making the leap from cheese to cheeba. You’ll recall that local startup Little Muenster melted, having disappeared from the Lower East Side landscape last summer. The cubbyhole space at 100 Stanton Street sat behind a curtain of butcher paper for the intervening months. Until last week. Its replacement isn’t too […]

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Meet 5 of the Bodega Cats Defending Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

One of the greatest parts about being in the city with someone who WAS of legal age to drink was what we dubbed “The Deli Tour.” This form of partying involved sending an adult emissary into a bodega, where that person would purchase the appropriate number of beers in brown bags, always with a straw. […]

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Min’s Market at Clinton and Houston is Going Out of Business

Last modified April 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

Min’s Market, the bodega stalwart at the corner of Clinton and East Houston, is going out of business this weekend. Boogie reader Mike Brown relays the info that the reliable grocer is set to close for good on Saturday. A significant rent increase is blamed for their downfall. It’s a substantial footprint. One can only […]

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New Smoke Shop Opening at 188 Orchard Street

Last modified March 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

Well, now. Here’s something unexpected for upper Orchard Street. Illuminated signage went up earlier this week for a new smoke shop/bodega at number 188. The store itself has been undergoing interior renovations since the short-lived Holl New York vacated the premises last December. That boutique predecessor operated for a paltry three months before closing for […]

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John’s Deli & Grocery on Clinton Street is on the Outs

Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:08 am

Amidst a sea of restaurants, John’s Deli & Grocery defied the trend, and opened its bodega at 37-39 Clinton Street in September 2009. But their presence on the block is nearing conclusion. The leasing sign affixed to the store canopy all but confirms the news. Given the overall trajectory of Clinton Street, we’d actually be […]

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‘Freshco’ Bodega Debuts at 97 Stanton Street

Last modified January 7, 2014 at 8:39 am

Ladies and gents, your newest Hell Square bodega. As expected, the replacement convenience store debuted at 97 Stanton Street last week. It’s called Freshco, and takes the torch from the Hispanic-owned JAE which shuttered last year. Green-and-brown awning and illuminated signage now define this storefront. We are told that Freshco is owned by the same […]

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