New Chris Santos Restaurant is All Beauty and Essex

Posted on: September 21st, 2010 at 6:31 am by

It’s been awhile since our last report on the new Chris Santos venture at 146 Essex Street, former home of M. Katz & Sons.  In that time, work has actually been advancing hastily under the radar.  The PR front is quiet, too.  Thanks to Craigslist, however, we have some backdoor information regarding the new restaurant, including its namesake.

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A few days ago, a pair of Craigslist postings hit the wire seeking help for a new eatery by the same people behind Stanton Social.  Armed with the gagworthy name of Beauty and Essex, the owners are currently seeking a general manager and “front of house” positions (Maitre’d, Hosts, Coatcheck, Bartenders, Barbacks, Servers, Cocktail Servers, Bussers, and Runners).  There is apparently an open house for such FOH positions this Thursday at the Stanton Social from 11 am to 3 pm.

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The space is tremendous – Beauty and Essex will have a 10,000 square-foot presence which is enough for 300 seats, two bars, and a lounge.  All under one roof.  The photo above is a sneak peek inside the establishment.

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No website just yet, but it’s on the way; the URL for Stanton Social is strangely beautyandessex.com.  Interesting.  Meanwhile, the old-school M. Katz & Sons signage is still in place.  Savor it while you can.

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