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146 Orchard Street Awaits Mystery Restaurant

Last modified December 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

In recent weeks, work has jump-started inside 146 Orchard Street.  Doors are open on many days to reveal a halfway-complete interior.  When we walked past yesterday morning, two workers were busy with decor – painting, hanging colorful wallpaper, etc.  Both declined to comment on the venture, and said that a namesake is still unknown.  Nevertheless, […]

Coming Soon: Ministry of Waxing at 56 Spring Street

Posted June 22, 2010 at 6:11 am

Denizens of Spring Street, get ready for a waxing! The so-called Ministry of Waxing is slated to move into the recently-renovated 56 Spring Street sometime this summer under the moniker Strip.

Subway Franchise Coming Soon to Avalon Chrystie

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:23 am

The most important news here isn’t that the newest Subway outpost at 66 Delancey opens for business today. Or that the requisite grand opening sigange and stream of colorful flags are in place. No, no.  Rather, another location is currently in works just a few blocks to the northwest.  It has come to this, folks. […]

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Coming Soon: Rag & Bone at 73 East Houston

Last modified February 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Cafe Colonial closed its doors for good on May 25 after sixteen years residing at the corner of Elizabeth and East Houston.  Less than one week later, the obscuring brown paper made its grand appearance in the cornershop windows.  A new establishment is currently in the works, and it’s surely not food, but a boutique […]

The Fresh Prince of the LES

Posted June 8, 2010 at 6:24 am

The retail transition at the corner of Bowery and Prince Street is now complete.  The last vacant storefront – former home of Cowboy Shoe Repair – is now accounted for.  Meet The Fresh Prince.

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Coming Soon: Snack Dragon Taco Shack at 164 Orchard

Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:33 am

At 164 Orchard Street, the tenant progression is fashion to food.  Indeed, four months ago ZACC Fashions shuttered, and now a tiny taco stand is poised to take its place.  Yes, it’s official.  The popular Snack Dragon Taco Shack – currently at 199 East Third Street – is opening its second Lower East Side location […]

Coming Soon: Le Pain Quotidien at 65 Bleecker

Last modified May 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

A taste of Belgium is coming soon to Bleecker Street, right at the terminus of Crosby.  With a foothold in over fifteen countries worldwide, the Le Pain Quotidien franchise is slated to open yet another city location at 65 Bleecker Street.  This outpost is actually lucky number 21.  Two signs hanging in the floor-to-ceiling windows […]

Coming Soon: Miss Hoe at 230 Bowery

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

A new boutique shop called Miss Hoe will soon open at 230 Bowery (aka 2 Prince), directly across from the New Museum. This corner real estate was previously occupied by Prince Restaurant Equipment, but after its closure, remained vacant for many moons, jailed behind drawn security gates.

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More Details on the Moldy Fig

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

Yesterday, a commenter named Samantha provided some fresh details about the Moldy Fig, a jazz club coming soon to 178 Stanton Street. Opening date is tentatively slated for “late spring.”

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Coming Soon: Moldy Fig at 178 Stanton Street

Posted March 24, 2010 at 6:12 am

Last week, a reader informed us of a new neighborhood Jazz bar that will soon open at the freshly remodeled 178 Stanton Street.  Behold, the Moldy Fig.  Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves! We stopped by on Sunday afternoon to gauge progress, and found a quiet interior without any visible preparations for the new tenant.