Matthew Suchomski of No. 7 Bringing Todd’s Mill to 162 Orchard

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 at 6:44 am by

The Orchard restaurant at 162 Orchard Street closed for business in June 2011 after roughly six years on the block. When the news first hit the wire, there were allegedly intentions to reopen after a “regrouping” period, possibly at the end of the summer. Well that never happened, and the gates have pretty much been shuttered ever since. Guess ownership decided to focus their energies on Eldridge Street eatery Apizz.

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Liquor license application materials recently submitted to Community Board 3 all but confirm that The Orchard will not return. No surprise there. And who’s the replacement? How about one of the minds behind Brooklyn’s popular No. 7 culinary franchise – Matthew Suchomski.

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Suchomski is reportedly calling his new restaurant Todd’s Mill, and will argue his case for a full on-premise liquor license at the SLA committee meeting next week. At the moment, details are scant about the new venture, but there will be twenty-five tables for diners and fifteen bar stools. Proposed hours of operation are 9 am to 12 am Monday through Thursday; 9 am to 1 am Friday through Sunday.

This wouldn’t be the first instance that No. 7 alumni have attempted a push into the Lower East Side. Suchomski cohort Matthew Maddy unsuccessfully lobbied for the subterranean space at 168 Elizabeth Street.

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