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Legacy Gourmet Deli Fades from Essex Street After 7 Months

Posted February 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

The nascent Legacy Gourmet Deli didn’t spend enough time on Essex Street to leave one. Operational since last July, the bodega called it quits within the last week. Black garbage bags were placed in the windows to shield the shambles. Goods are scattered around the floor, light bulbs removed from their housings, and boxes are already […]

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Aborted Comeback: Subway Franchise Officially Closes on Essex Street

Posted November 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

​So much for a comeback. Barely three months after Subway returned from a debilitating flood, its Essex Street sandwich shop is donezo. A short-lived recovery, to say the least. Marquee signage was pried from the facade last week and leasing info propped in the windows. It’s not entirely surprising that the second coming of Subway […]

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‘Bo Ca Phe’ Vietnamese Restaurant Opening Soon at Former Subway Franchise on Lafayette

Posted September 25, 2015 at 5:01 am

For the last year-and-a-half, the south store of 222 Lafayette has remained a dormant mess. It’s devolution into graffiti canvas occurred in the wake of Subway closing its decade-old outpost here. Though, now reborn. Out of the ashes, a new Vietnamese restaurant. It’s called Bo Ca Phe, an establishment specializing in French-infused Vietnamese cuisine. That’s […]

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Subway Sandwich Shop Reopens on Essex Street 6 Months After Flood

Posted August 19, 2015 at 9:23 am

The three-and-a-half-year-old Subway franchise at 153 Essex Street has returned from the dead. Resurrected some six months after a flood in the building sidelined the operation. The store remained closed since February (nay, Februany), with its crinkled storefront announcement (“Your Subway is temporarily closed”) of the incident holding court. Subway opened at 153 Essex Street […]

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Subway Franchise on Essex Street Felled by Flood

Posted February 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

FebruANY? More like FebruFLOODING… The three-year-old Subway sandwich outpost at 153 Essex Street was felled last week by flooding in the building. Not much is known about the cause of the deluge, but it was enough to ruin business for this franchisee. Perhaps a busted water pipe due to sub-freezing temperatures. According to a handwritten […]

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Subway to Debut Sixth 10002 Outpost on Clinton Street Next Week

Last modified January 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

The sixth Subway franchise within the confines of 10002 (not a typo) mere days from reality. Storefront signage was installed last week at 200 Clinton Street (corner of East Broadway), and teases the promise of breakfast all day (don’t forget, plastic bread). Word on the street is that it’ll open shop sometime next week. Just in […]

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Subway is Opening a New Outpost on Clinton Street, Its 6th in 10002

Posted December 29, 2014 at 5:00 am

Last week saw the release the seventh annual “State of the Chains Report,” which indicated a break-even ranking for chain stores infiltrating the Lower East Side in 2014. Meaning franchise locations within the confines of the 10002 zip code held steady [PDF] at forty-seven. Which, by the way, is still ridiculous. And Subway remains the second largest […]

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Over at 222 Lafayette Street, Hop in the Truck Wants You To

Posted August 12, 2014 at 6:06 am

Hop in the Truck. No, that’s not a command, rather the working name of a new restaurant that has eyes for the south store of 222 Lafayette Street, which previously operated as a Subway franchise. Principals for the 14-table Vietnamese eatery appeared before Community Board 2 in June for a wine and beer license. The […]

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Subway Closes Its Sandwich Shop at 222 Lafayette Street

Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:05 am

It might be “JanuANY,” but the Subway outpost at 222 Lafayette won’t be slinging any Five-Dollar-Footlongs. This SoHo franchise recently went out after the better part of a decade in business. As a result, the storefront is now a skeleton of its former self, just waiting to be tagged to oblivion by the usual crew […]

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CVS Invading NoHo; Subway & Ranjha Cleaners Booted

Posted August 6, 2013 at 6:00 am

CVS just flexed its muscle, and like that, an entire block of East Houston is theirs. Both Subway and Ranjha Cleaners vacated the premises over the weekend; Soho Billiards was evicted back in December. The closures happened super swiftly, and with little notice to the community. Those customers of Ranjha are instructed via printout to […]

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