Carlos Quirarte

Justin Theroux Really Wants You to Know his Chrystie Street Bar is the ‘Diviest’ New Dive

Posted July 23, 2019 at 5:06 am

Actor Justin Theroux and other nighlife impresarios opened Ray’s on Chrystie Street last week, taking the space previously occupied by Le Turtle. Best part about the arrival was receiving a thousand-word, ipso-facto media advisory explaining how the establishment is the “Lower East Side’s diviest new dive bar.” Here are some choice bytes: Ray’s joins New […]

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Actor Justin Theroux is Opening a Bar Called ‘Ray’s’ on Chrystie Street

Last modified July 18, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Actor Justin Theroux is opening a new bar on the Lower East Side. Ray’s – not to be confused with Famous Ray’s Pizza or Ray’s Candy Store – is the name of the Chrystie Street bar. It takes the space previously occupied by Le Turtle, which closed back in January. Theroux, who was married to […]

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Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte Soft Launch ‘Le Turtle’ at 177 Chrystie Street

Posted December 15, 2015 at 5:16 am

Thus far, Le Turtle has gone the less-traveled path, having quietly opened without the thrust of pay-to-play PR. Probably because the new restaurant, co-helmed by Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte (plus silent partner Nathan Lowman) is testing the proverbial waters without its beer-wine license. The sixteen-table “French New Wave” spot took over from Antonioni’s at […]

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Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte Planning ‘French New Wave Health’ Restaurant in Failed Antonioni’s Space on Chrystie Street

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

Where Antonioni’s failed, Taavo Somer hopes to strike again. After all, 177 Chrystie Street (corner of Rivington) is literally part of his backyard; everyone else is just living in it. Taavo Somer, the established restaurateur behind the popular destination, Freeman’s, is in talks to transform the former home of Antonioni’s into a new French restaurant. […]

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