Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:53 am
The Clerkenwell conversion at 49 Clinton Street to Kupersmith back in 2011 didn’t quite take. The restaurant struggled to find a footing in the local restaurant row, and subsequently folded after a year and a half in business. That freed up some valuable real estate, and the husband-wife team at Yopparai around the corner came a-callin. Owners […]
Posted November 5, 2013 at 5:17 am
Rivington Street newcomer Yopparai is looking to expand its holdings by adding another Japanese restaurant. And nearby, too. Tokyo-born Gaku Shibata and his wife, Christy have plans for 49 Clinton Street, according to the latest liquor license application info made available by Community Board 3. This dormant storefront, of course, was previously the failed location of […]
Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:14 am
Kupersmith kicked the bucket a few months ago, while a replacement waited in the wings. Or so we thought. The gastropub style (“butcher meets beer”) restaurant at 49 Clinton Street had been the result of a business pivot from predecessor Clerkenwell, but only lasted two years on the block. Community Board 3 approved the sale […]
Last modified May 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm
Over at 49 Clinton Street, the lights are out, gates drawn, and phone lines dead. Kupersmith is kaput, it seems, having lasted barely two years after switching identities.
Posted November 7, 2011 at 6:42 am
As of Friday, the Clerkenwell concept as we know it will cease to exist, and Kupersmith born as replacement. Details after the jump!