Rustic LES

After a Year of Controversial Work, Steve Croman Unveils Luxe 124 Ridge Street

Posted September 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

Much maligned landlord Steve Croman (9300 Realty) is nearing the end of luxury conversion activities at 124 Ridge Street. Permits on file with the Department of Buildings indicate that the job included “renovation of existing apartments at front and rear building, new convenience stairs from 5th floor apartments to roof, new roof decks, and partition […]

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Rustic LES Owner Alleges Steve Croman’s Harassment Tactics Led to Its Demise

Posted August 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

More information is coming to light regarding the shutter of Rustic LES a couple weeks ago. You’ll recall that owner Yassir Zraouli was forced to close his Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street thanks to Vacate and Stop Work Orders issued by the Department of Buildings. The building itself is a Steve Croman property, and […]

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Rustic LES on Ridge Street Shutters; Vacate Order Issued

Posted August 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

Rustic LES – the homey Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street – recently shuttered after a bumpy two-year tenure on the east side. There had been high hopes for the food truck gone brick-and-mortar, but ultimately the concept was a tough sell to the neighborhood. Of course, it didn’t help that scaffolding obstructed the premises for […]

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Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa Vet to Open ‘Bar La Contenta’ at 124 Ridge Street

Posted February 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

If you enjoyed the year-old Rustic LES, now might be time to pay your final respects; it probably won’t be around for much longer. Another seasoned restaurateur wants in on the sleepy Ridge Street scene. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 this month reveal that Luis Arce Mota of Ofrenda and Cafe Condesa is angling […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Rustic Chicken Pastilla

Last modified August 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Yeah it was a hell of a lot prettier before I cut into it, but then you wouldn’t get the full picture of what’s inside this Chicken Pastilla from Rustic LES.

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Rustic LES Opens Tonight at 124 Ridge Street

Posted September 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Having been delayed an additional week, Rustic L.E.S. is finally opening its doors at 124 Ridge Street later this evening for dinner.

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Rustic LES Announces Menu and Opening Date

Posted August 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

Rustic LES is exactly one week from opening on the frontiers of Ridge Street, a few months later than initially projected.

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Rustic LES Crowdfunding to Help Open on Ridge Street

Posted May 2, 2012 at 6:09 am

The whole truck-to-store phenomenon seems like it jumped the shark already, with seemingly every food truck angling to establish a sure-shot brick-and-mortar presence.

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