Tag Archives: Relocations

New York Baking Destination NY Cake Will Close at Its Current Location

Source: Grub Street NY

More than anywhere else in the city, NY Cake is the baking store in New York — a store from a bygone era before online retail, when wonderful shops specialized in comprehensively offering everything for one specific need. Whatever you needed for baking, NY Cake was your spot. But …

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Starbucks Won’t Let Arepa Lady Serve Coffee

Source: Grub Street NY

First, the good news: Jackson Heights favorite the Arepa Lady has found a new home for its brick-and-mortar restaurant, which must vacate its original storefront. The Colombian restaurant’s building is being torn down for new development — and you’ll remember that its matriarch Maria Cano has retired

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Union Square Cafe Will Move Just a Few Blocks Away

Source: Grub Street NY


The new location will be at the corner of 19th Street and Park Avenue South.

Union Square Cafe is one of the most prominent victims of rent increases in New York, with owner Danny Meyer announcing last summer that the restaurant would be forced to close when its lease on its current location runs out at the end of this year. Of course, even as Meyer’s empire has grown considerably, Union Square Cafe — his first restaurant — has anchored it, so Meyer’s company has been determined to find a new location. Today, the group revealed that location: The giant ...

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Ess-a-Bagel Will Reopen Original Shop ‘Down the Block’

Source: Grub Street NY


Maybe they’ll bring the old signage back.

Ess-a-Bagel, one of the few remaining bagel shops in the city where customers can actually smell the bagels cooking in the morning, will in fact close its original location and move into a new spot “down the block,” the business tweeted. Late last week, owner David Wilpon depicted a grim situation with the lease arrangements at his 39-year-old store, and a kind of standoff with his landlord. Wilpon blamed a death in the family for disrupted rent negotiations last fall, and told a neighborhood blog that Ess-a-Bagel would be ousted from ...

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Ess-a-Bagel Will Close This Month

Source: Grub Street NY


The 39-year-old shop needs a new home.

The owner of Ess-a-Bagel, the venerable Gramercy store with “playfully gruff” service and a staggering array of smoked fish, has just a few weeks left in business in the building that has been its home for 39 years. David Wilpon tells Town & Village that his landlord declined to renew his lease, and along with Rose Restaurant and Grill 21, he’ll have to find a new home.

“There’s a lot that’s up in the air,” Wilpon tells the blog, adding that he is looking to relocate the original store but is still ...

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Italy’s ‘Best’ Chef Massimo Bottura Plans to Move His Restaurant to London

Source: Grub Street NY


U.K. bound?

Bloomberg critic Richard Vines finds out that Massimo Bottura, the cerebral and pioneering Italian chef behind Osteria Francescana, has been making plans to close his acclaimed flagship and reopen in London. The Modena restaurant has held the No. 3 spot on the so-called World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for two years, and Bottura, who also released a big cookbook and designed a special Parmigiano-Reggiano-spiked Shake Shack burger this year, says the move is family-oriented. If everything falls into place, Bottura says the move would be gradual, and that Osteria Francescana would close in stages. “The most important ...

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Here’s Subway Inn’s New Address

Source: Grub Street NY


The dive bar is closing, then moving.

Scores of admirers banded together to help Subway Inn outlive its unceremonious eviction from its home for the last 77 years, and now the famous midtown dive bar will set up shop at 1140 Second Avenue, at the corner of 60th Street. The space is currently home to the Blue Room, a sports bar that has a pool table, some TVs, and an Atomic Wings counter in the back. It’s unclear if the chicken is staying or going, but the Salinas family, which owns Subway Inn, promises an “exact replication” of everything ...

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Relocations: Chin Chin’s Heading Downtown, Red Stixs Eyeing Space

Source: Eater NY

2011_11_chinchin.jpg[Jimmy Chin at Chin Chin Krieger]

After 29 years in Midtown, Chinese restaurant Chin Chin will soon pack up its woks and move downtown. “The landlord wants more and more and the demographics are changing in this area,” says owner Jimmy Chin, whose restaurant has hosted a range of celebrities including Jay Z, Mariah Carey, and Ben Affleck. “It’s time to turn a new page,” he added. He plans to close in a month or two and open a less extensive and more gently priced version of the restaurant. He’s currently considering two spaces near the Rivington ...

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Relocations: Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy 2.0, which…

Source: Eater NY

2014_amanda_cohen_clumn123.jpgAmanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy 2.0, which she calls “Big Candy” will have some fun elements to it, like a kitchen in the center of the dining room, and according to Food Republic, quite possibly dim sum carts. “We live by the motto go big or go home. Our space is getting bigger, so now the food needs to get more exciting, more ambitious, and more unlike anything people have ever seen before.” [Food Republic]

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Relocations: Brick Lane Curry House has finally…

Source: Eater NY

bricklane.jpgBrick Lane Curry House has finally made the move over to 99 Second Avenue. The restaurant originally announced plans to move to the much larger space about three years ago, but only just made the transition recently. No word yet on what will take the old space. [EVG]

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Relocations: Kosher Favorite Mike’s Bistro Moves East, Closer to Rival

Source: Eater NY

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[Mike’s Bistro has opened in the former Korea Palace space on East 54th StreetYelp]

Mike’s Bistro, a mainstay of the upscale kosher restaurant scene, quietly shuttered its Upper West Side location earlier this summer and opened in Midtown East mid-July. The new space run by Roman-born chef Michael Gershkovich is twice large as its previous home, with 180 seats and five private rooms. The menu has several new items but wasn’t entirely overhauled. The move puts Mike’s only a few blocks from its biggest kosher competitor, The Prime Grill.
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Pastis Will Likely Be Forced to Relocate

Source: Grub Street NY


Keith McNally’s French restaurant was originally slated to reopen in 2015.

Industry types have been saying as much for months now, and today a representative of Keith McNally tells Fork in the Road that his famed brasserie Pastis won’t likely reopen at its old Ninth Avenue address in 2015, as originally planned. “At the moment, it doesn’t look like Pastis will go back into that building,” a spokesperson for the restaurateur says.

Pastis capped off its downright legendary run in the Meatpacking District in February. While McNally’s nearly two-month-old Cherche Midi on the Bowery has done much to ...

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Relocations: ‘Little’ Dirt Candy Will Close Its Doors on August 30

Source: Eater NY

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[Photo by Daniel Krieger]
Amanda Cohen will close her beloved vegetarian restaurant, Dirt Candy on August 30 so she and her team can focus on the move to their new space, aka “Big Candy.” The new spot, at 86 Allen Street, will hopefully open in November. “I’m going to do my best to preserve everything that made little Dirt Candy so special… but you’ll never again be able to sit next to the bathroom door and get bumped into by waiters while the people at the next table listen to every word you say,” Cohen promises. The ...

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Relocations: Original Num Pang Closes Sunday, But Will Move Nearby

Source: Eater NY

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[Photo: Foursquare/Somchai R.]

The original Union Square location of Cambodian sandwich favorite Num Pang will close this Sunday to make way for a new development. The building that houses the tiny takeout spot will be torn down to make way for a set of condos. The good news, however, for fans of the banh mi mini-chain, is that owners Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly have found a new location right across the street from the original. No word on exactly when, but some time in the coming months Num Pang will reopen at 28 East 12th Street. Until then ...

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Switcheroos: Nightingale 9 Moving to Seersucker Space, Making Way for Wilma Jean

Source: Eater NY

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[Daniel Krieger]

Brooklyn empire builders Rob Newton and Kerry Diamond are shuffling around two of their Carroll Gardens restaurants next month. Their Vietnamese hit Nightingale 9, which opened in the spring of 2013, will relocate to 329 Smith St., replacing the couple’s first restaurant, the southern Seersucker. In the Nightingale 9 space, they will open a more casual Seersucker spinoff called Wilma Jean. Named after chef Newton’s maternal grandmother, the new concept will serve some of the more popular Seersucker menu items.

Seersucker will close after brunch service this coming Sunday, and renovations will ...

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Rouge Tomate Will Close and Move Downtown at the End of August

Source: Grub Street NY


They’ll be packing the boxes up in boxes.

The almost-six-year-old upscale restaurant Rogue Tomate, which eschews heavier fats like butter in favor of vegetable-based sauces and reductions, will close in August. In a development brought on by financial reasons, the New York Times reports, its proprietors plan to reopen somewhere downtown, where they will be able to serve an expanded menu of cocktails and wine. [NYT]

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Rouge Tomate Will Close and Move Downtown at the End of August

Source: Grub Street NY


They’ll be packing the boxes up in boxes.

The almost-six-year-old upscale restaurant Rogue Tomate, which eschews heavier fats like butter in favor of vegetable-based sauces and reductions, will close in August. In a development brought on by financial reasons, the New York Times reports, its proprietors plan to reopen somewhere downtown, where they will be able to serve an expanded menu of cocktails and wine. [NYT]

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Filed Under: relocations, manhatten, rogue tomate, upper east side


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Haru Closes in Times Square, But Will Reopen Tomorrow (in Times Square)

Source: Grub Street NY


Haru’s new home.

In what may be the most efficient restaurant relocation ever, the hulking outpost of the Benihana-owned sushi and sashimi chainlet at 43rd Street near Broadway closed down after service on Saturday, but its replacement at 229 West 43rd Street opens up tomorrow, a mere 200 feet up the street, in the old New York Times building. The new spot looks just as fabulous as the old one, if not more so, and the old sushi counter was auctioned off earlier today. [Amodeo]

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Relocations: Sushi Stalwart Japonica to Move Back to Original Location

Source: Eater NY

2014_japonica1234.jpg[Foursquare]
The building at 100 University Place (AKA the Bowlmor Lanes building) is being torn down to make way for a new development. Several businesses on the block, like Stromboli and Viva Le Crepe, have already closed, and in a few weeks sushi favorite Japonica will also shutter, but not for good. The restaurant is actually going to relocate to a space nearby at 90 University Place.

This storefront was actually where Japonica got its start back in 1978, when it was one of the city’s first sushi restaurants. After 13 successful years in business, it ...

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Relocations: Lenox Lounge Reboot Encounters More Delays

Source: Eater NY

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[Bess Adler]

Alvin Reed‘s revival of the Lenox Lounge has run into some new delays related to funding. Although the restaurateur and partner Dean Schomburg had previously announced plans to reopen the jazz club at 333 Lenox Avenue this summer, now Reed tells Steve Cuozzo: “We’re kind of close to running out of funds. We’re looking for more investors.” The landlord says that they’re current on the rent for the space, and Reed confirms the rumor that he’s also looking at taking over the next door space as well. “Until I get some investors, ...

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Greenpoint’s Oldest Polish Bakery Will Close to Make Way for Development

Source: Grub Street NY


The bakery is 20 years old.

Owners of New Warsaw Bakery, one of Greenpoint’s remaining Polish-owned food businesses, tells Voices of NY that he is negotiating to sell the building to a real estate developer, but that the business will reopen. “We are still looking for a most suitable and convenient location. We would like to stay in Greenpoint, but for now we can’t say for sure,” Roman Świdziński tells the site. The Lorimer Street establishment is one of the few places in New York where you can pop your head into the open kitchen door and buy a ...

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AskaGate: Nordic Critical Darling Aska Is Leaving Kinfolk Studios

Source: Eater NY

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[Frederik Berselius by Daniel Krieger]
Fredrik Berselius will close his Michelin-starred Williamsburg restaurant Aska on March 19, with plans to reopen the project in a new space later this year. The acclaimed Nordic restaurant has operated out of Kinfolk Studios for the last year and a half. The chef tells the Times: “We want to continue on with what we set out to accomplish, and we have outgrown the space…It’s time to move on.” No word yet on where Aska is headed next, but Berselius says there’s a “99 percent chance” that it will be in Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg’s Egg Opens Within Parish Hall February 19

Source: Grub Street NY


Kiss this Egg goodbye.

George Weld’s popular Williamsburg farm-to-breakfast restaurant Egg will remain open in its old location through the holiday on Monday, but come Wednesday, it’s making that previously announced move to Parish Hall, Weld’s other neighborhood restaurant. The new space will feature the same menu of Eggs Rothko, ham and hot biscuits, and more, but with more seats. [Earlier]

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Subway Inn ‘Probably’ Relocating Somewhere in the Neighborhood

Source: Grub Street NY


Subway Inn

A parcel consisting of several buildings along East 60th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues is owned by developer World-Wide Group, which will likely put up something new on the spot. The site represents a consolidated 200 feet of frontage across the street from Bloomingdale’s, which almost certainly means that 143 60th Street, home to the old Subway Inn, will likely be eventually demolished and replaced. Gothamist reached out to an employee at the bar who identified himself as the owner’s son. He says that the entire dive, presumably along with its iconic neon crowning, may ...

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