Sons of Essex Replaces Mason Dixon at 133 Essex

Posted on: September 14th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

What follows is a life-size duplication depicting a well-known turn-of-the-century photograph of a bustling market on nearby Mulberry Street. Sources indicate that the colorful mural reproduction was recently painted by famed graffiti artists Tats Cru on the rear wall of the forthcoming eatery at 133 Essex Street, formerly Mason Dixon. Street art is definitely no stranger to this worksite. A few months ago, the Paris-based JR wrapped the temporary sidewalk shed in his trademark wheat-paste style.

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But more news is trickling out this morning. Four months after the bullriding honkytonk folded and the build-out began, there are finally some behind-the-plywood details about this latest venture at 133 Essex Street, reportedly the brainchild of team Matt Levine. Our informed Boogie birdie reveals that this new restaurant endeavor is called Sons of Essex, and will allegedly open in roughly two to three weeks. No word yet on what the establishment will offer; that’s still under wraps.

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Meanwhile, the sidewalk barricade was dismantled yesterday, exposing the new facade to the neighborhood.  Stay tuned!

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