Renovation

Slate’s Rear Yard Retail Extension at 151 Ludlow Street

Posted January 31, 2019 at 5:03 am

The appearance of a drilling rig in the backyard of 151 Ludlow Street in July 2017 now makes sense. It was a precursor to enlargement. Building owner Slate Property Group, which acquired the tenement and its immediate neighbor a month earlier for $15.5 million, is now well underway on a rear yard addition. The former garden […]

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Restoration of Landmarked Ridley’s Building on Grand Street is (Partially) Complete

Posted January 29, 2019 at 5:05 am

Earlier this month, the iron cage of scaffolding came down from the city-landmarked Ridley & Sons department store building on Grand Street. The exposure reveals the completed rehab project that had been underway since August 2017. New masonry, new windows, new residents for the city-certified landmark. As reported, the owner of 315 Grand Street (aka […]

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‘Brigitte’ Closes for Renovations After Barely a Year on Canal Street

Posted July 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Brigitte hasn’t been open lately. According to its website, “something great is happening” at Brigitte, and that requires a temporary closure for token “construction.” Yep, renovations after less than a year on the block is certainly not a good sign for the business. The French nightspot at the corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets opened […]

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‘Congee Bowery’ Temporarily Closes for Hot Pot Tune-up

Last modified April 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

Congee Bowery is currently down, but apparently not out. The twelve-year-old Chinese restaurant closed a couple weeks ago for a total makeover. It’s essentially a transformation in both menu and layout. Once the month-long renovation period is complete at 207 Bowery, the reinvigorated Congee Bowery will focus on hot pot style instead of traditional Chinese […]

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‘Sweet Buttons’ Temporarily Deserts Rivington Street for Renovations

Posted December 19, 2016 at 5:15 am

Four years into its Lower East Side residency, the Sweet Buttons dessert shop is on the sidelines for a tune-up. The corner sweets boutique closed for renovations at the end of November to prepare for “new and exciting changes.” That much is made clear with the handwritten poster in the windows of 84 Rivington Street. […]

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‘Great Wall’ Chinese Restaurant on Grand Street Remains Closed for ‘Repairs’

Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

The long-running Great Wall Chinese takeout joint at 384 Grand Street has been closed since Labor Day. Ownership is working on some nebulous “repairs” to the space. Initial timetable to reopening was about a week. It’s already been three times that. This doesn’t appear to be a “get outta Dodge” type renovations trickery, though, as there’s […]

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Chinatown Institution ‘Great N.Y. Noodletown’ Closes for Renovations

Posted September 7, 2016 at 5:09 am

Your addiction will need to wait. The highly-regarded Great N.Y. Noodletown is temporarily sidelined. Closed for business since Monday, the Chinatown cheap eats outpost is undergoing some broad, albeit out of the blue “repairs.” Bilingual signage attached to the shuttered gate announces that the work should be completed by the end of the week. Reopening […]

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Black Tree Closes Orchard Street Sandwich Shop Until December Reboot

Posted September 6, 2016 at 5:09 am

Black Tree served its last sandwiches on the Lower East Side this past Saturday. The three-year-old restaurant closed down after an eleventh-hour extension through the weekend, all in anticipation of a wintertime reboot at 131 Orchard Street. “We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this […]

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Black Tree on Orchard Street is Closing Ahead of Winter Reboot

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

Black Tree is closing at the end of the month in anticipation of a reboot. A concept revamp, if you will. Owner Sandy Dee Hall announced the news yesterday, noting, “We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this month, but we’re going to reopen with […]

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MooShoes Vegan Shoe Shop on Orchard Street Closes for ‘Major Makeover’

Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:06 am

Popular vegan shoe store, MooShoes, closed its doors yesterday evening in anticipation of a “major makeover” at its seven-year-old headquarters. The business spent the last week clearing its shelves with a deep clearance sale, and is now on the sidelines for the next month or so for remodeling. Inventory is gone, and the overhaul is already underway. In fact, […]

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