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Where Sugar was, ‘Empire Gyro’ will Open on Monday

Posted February 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

After months of construction (and related delays) at the corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, Empire Gyro is finally ready to start serving the Lower East Side. The 24-hour fast-food restaurant will host the requisite friends and family event this Saturday. Grand opening to the public is next Monday (February 18), two months after […]

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‘Empire Gyro’ Readies 24-Hour Allen Street Eatery for Christmastime Debut

Posted December 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

The tradition of 24-hour eateries at the southeast corner of Allen and East Houston continues with Empire Gyro. The new fast food Mediterranean spot, which takes over from the utilitarian Sugar Cafe, has been building out 200 Allen Street since early October. The menu is somewhat predictable, featuring soups, salads, kebabs, and shawarma. Empire Gyro […]

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Gyro Joint to Replace Vacant Sugar Cafe on Allen Street

Posted October 4, 2018 at 5:02 am

Sugar Cafe shuttered almost two years ago. Ultimately done in by a rent hike, the 24-hour refueling spot held down the northeast corner of Allen and Houston Streets for well over a decade. Landord Serge Hoyda spent the interim period renovating and upgrading 200 Allen Street, as well as the adjacent tenements at 175-177 East […]

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Facing Rent Hike, Sugar Cafe’s Last Call is Sunday

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s last call for Sugar Cafe on Allen Street. The reliable, 24/7 corner diner has been winding down operations this week, and plans to close sometime on Sunday afternoon. We first reported the news on Tuesday after several readers passed along word, and relayed their displeasure at its passing. They noted that this is one of […]

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Rumor: ‘Sugar Cafe’ is Closing Down at the End of the Week

Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The sugar high is gone; now the big comedown. The no-frills, 24/7 Sugar Cafe has been fueling the area from 200 Allen Street (East Houston) for over a decade. It’s weathered the winds of gentrification and more than five years of roadwork at its doorstep. But apparently a rent increase is doing them in. Several readers inform […]

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Sugar Cafe on Allen Street Returns from Flood-Induced Hiatus

Posted September 2, 2016 at 5:09 am

Sugar is back in action on Allen Street, having reopened this past Monday. The 24/7 local standby had been closed for the last two weeks, thanks to some unspecified “plumbing emergency.” At the time, a reader spoke to the owner who indicated the water issue was the result of ongoing roadwork for the East Houston Reconstruction project […]

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Sugar Cafe on Allen Street Closes Indefinitely Due to ‘Plumbing Emergency’ [Updated]

Last modified August 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

Sugar Cafe, the reliable 24-hour eatery on Allen Street, went dark early yesterday. Handwritten signs on both corner doors blame an ambiguous “plumbing emergency” for the closure. They’ll remain of the sidelines until the problem is remedied. “We will not be able to open until the problem is solved,” the note says. Update: apparently the […]

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New Shades for Sugar Cafe on Allen

Posted August 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

“Pay attention to me,” cries Sugar Cafe at the southeast corner of Allen and East Houston. “You just don’t look at me like you used to.” Seriously, though. The 24/7 caffeine pit stop at 200 Allen added some “loud” new shades to its windowed facade. An advertisement to help stem the constant roadwork in its […]

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Batman and Joker Dining at Sugar Cafe

Posted July 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

So this happened last night on the Lower East Side. Batman and Joker dining together at Sugar Cafe on East Houston Street.

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Jet Blue Seizes Allen Street Ad Space from American Apparel

Posted October 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

Sexy advertising is on brief hiatus at the corner of Allen and East Houston.

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