Vic’s Pizza

DOB Issues Vacate Order for Doomed Federal Row House on Grand Street

Last modified August 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

The empty Federal-style row house at 355 Grand Street was further condemned to death this week by order of the city. On Tuesday, the Department of Buildings issued a full vacate order on the premises after the FDNY requested an inspection of the premises. Inspectors deemed the structure unsafe because the “roof has been removed leaving entire […]

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Vic’s Pizza Closing Tonight After 45 Years on Essex Street; Luxury Living Coming Soon

Posted November 30, 2015 at 5:12 am

Vic’s Pizza follows the lead of Flowers Cafe and will serve its last slice tonight (8pm) after more four decades on the Lower East Side. That’s two mom-and-pops shoved aside yet again, all in the name of that gold rush mentality. Both closures were expected, though, with plans of demolition and replacement revealed last spring. […]

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Flowers Cafe Closes Tomorrow, Redevelopment of 355 Grand Street Imminent

Posted September 17, 2015 at 5:17 am

Come tomorrow, Flowers Cafe will be pushing daisies. The mom-and-pop cafe – headquartered at 355 Grand Street for ten years – is closing for good after business tomorrow. As we’ve been reporting, current property owner – Interboro Properties – filed plans in July to convert the 200-year-old building into modern, luxury housing. Never mind the fact that structure is […]

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Vic’s Pizza Departing Essex Street After 45 Years in Business; New Development Looms

Last modified August 3, 2015 at 10:30 am

Housecleaning has begun at 355 Grand Street, the endangered non-landmarked landmark. The wave of luxury living is breaking here, and both ground floor businesses were given the boot; a gold-plated boot, at that. Interboro Properties purchased the historic corner row-house back in December for $4 million. But there is still some time. Flowers Cafe, on […]

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