Laugh Lounge

Tijuana Picnic Opens Next Week on Essex Street; Here’s a Look Inside

Posted October 21, 2014 at 6:04 am

While not readily apparent, the old Laugh Lounge space at 151 Essex Street is almost completely transformed. Behind those bombed-out windows the tables are set, with Tijuana Picnic nearly ready to begin service. Word on the street is that the Mexican/Asian fusion establishment – under construction since May 2013 – opens next week. Tijuana Picnic […]

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Take a Peek Inside ‘Tijuana Picnic’ on Essex, the Latest from Acme/Indochine Team

Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:22 am

What was once dubbed “South Central” on Essex Street is now rechristened Tijuana Picnic. The Laugh Lounge successor is the brainchild of Jean-Marc Houmard and Hui Chi Lee, both vets of Indochine and Acme. Chef Alex Lopez is importing a fusion cuisine that mixes the palates of Mexico and Southeast Asia. And while the disheveled […]

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Work Quietly Kickstarts at Acme Vets’ South Central on Essex

Posted October 14, 2013 at 6:00 am

The exterior of Laugh Lounge at 151 Essex has devolved into a favored target for street artists. Since the comedy club closed last year, the space collected its fair share of tags and pasters. But this won’t last too long. Brown paper is in the windows, and the store is now an active worksite. Indeed, […]

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Proposed ‘South Central’ Plans 2 Open Houses at 151 Essex

Posted May 9, 2013 at 6:40 am

In a preemptive move, it appears South Central is embarking on some neighborhood goodwill ahead of this months SLA subcommittee meeting.

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Acme, Indochine Vets Bringing ‘South Central’ to Former Laugh Lounge on Essex

Posted May 3, 2013 at 6:13 am

The Post-It note that’s been stuck to the door of the former Laugh Lounge was totally misleading. Neighbors around here knew that the establishment wouldn’t reopen as a comedy club.

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Laugh Lounge Bids Farewell to Lower East Side

Posted September 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

The laughs have gone silent at 151 Essex Street. Doors locked, marquee dark. Crickets.

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White Furniture to Leave 149 Essex

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Just across the street from M. Katz & Sons (soon to be a Chris Santos eatery), another furniture store seems poised to move away from Essex Street.  The recent advent of a leasing sign in the window of 149 Essex doesn’t bode well for the fate of this White Furniture outpost.

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