Kitty’s Canteen

‘Forsythia’ Aims to Make it Where Kitty’s Canteen Couldn’t

Posted September 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

With Kitty’s Canteen closed and in the history books, another nightlifer is looking to open a restaurant at 9 Stanton Street. One that revives Italian cuisine at this address. The newcomer is a 24-seat Italian restaurant called Forsythia. The liquor license application questionnaire lists Jacob David Siwak as the principal for the business. At the […]

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‘Samovarchik’ is a Russian Snack Bar that Just Took over Kitty’s a-Go-Go on Stanton Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

Kitty’s on Stanton Street isn’t completely dead, after all. Despite earlier rumors and reports to the contrary, Kitty’s Canteen still holds court at 9 Stanton Street. Operations never ceased. Its “Go-Go” spinoff next door, on the other hand, didn’t make it and was just replaced. Kitty’s a-Go-Go cashed in one of its nine lives, so […]

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On Stanton Street, the Kitty’s ‘Go-Go’ Sibling has Folded [Updated]

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm

With roll-down gates mostly drawn, Kitty’s Canteen and its adjacent Go-Go kin always strove for that “we are most likely closed” vibe. Now it is so. The smaller space next door is confirmed closed, but may return shortly.  Phone lines to the two establishments were also disconnected, the operators quick to say as much. Update: […]

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New ‘Kitty’s a-Go-Go’ Snack Shop on Stanton Street Taps Snoop Dogg as Partner

Posted October 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

So, it turns out the Kitty’s Canteen offshoot in the adjacent retail at 11 Stanton Street boasts the Doggfather as partner. Indeed, Snoop Dogg (nay, Calvin Broadus Jr.), an early adoptor of the restaurant, now counts himself as co-owner with The Box’s Richard Kimmel on the tiny takeout joint. Dubbed Kitty’s a-Go-Go, this “light” version […]

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Kitty’s Canteen Nabs Adjacent Space for Takeout Counter

Posted September 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

Over at the old Pizza Junkie/Douma Pizza on Stanton Street, a replacement is finally identified. The first clue appeared a couple months ago in the form of an intriguing, pirate-inspired black flag with cartoon cat. Then last week, the metal canopy housing was pried and trashed. Let’s just say that the cat graphic is apt. […]

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Richard Kimmel Quietly Opens Kitty’s Canteen on Stanton, and Snoop Dogg Approves

Posted May 21, 2014 at 5:16 am

Co-owner of The Box, Richard Kimmel, already opened his newest venture. Though, you wouldn’t necessarily know it. In typical Kimmel fashion, the storefront toys with perceptions and appearances. The Box hides behind the veneer of Spanjer Signs; with Kitty’s Canteen at 9 Stanton, the guise is of a restaurant still under construction. Indeed, the security […]

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Kitty’s to Bring ‘Jewish Soul Food’ to 9 Stanton Street

Posted March 26, 2014 at 5:20 am

“Jewish soul food” is seemingly making a comeback in and around the Lower East Side. The torch-bearer of this resurgence might be Russ & Daughters with its hotly anticipated new sit-in cafe at 127 Orchard Street. Followed by the forthcoming Black Seed bagel shop over at 170 Elizabeth. Let’s complete the trifecta. Something called Kitty’s is […]

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