Alias Restaurant Out; Wild Edibles Bringing Black Crescent

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 at 6:07 am by
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Only a few months old, and 2013 is already proving to be one of the worst for OG Lower East Side establishments. It’s a brutal bloodbath out there, with so many longtime warriors kicking the can in quick succession. Pink Pony. Motor City. 88 Orchard. El Sombrero (threatened). Les Enfants Terribles. The next domino to topple is Alias Restaurant at 76 Clinton Street.

A midtown company called Wild Edibles is hoping to launch a restaurant here called the Black Crescent. Cuisine is seafood, oysters, and tapas. Expect the same setup as Alias. The Crescent crew seeks full liquor privileges.

Meanwhile, we did some research on Wild Edibles, and found this BK nugget from 2009:

Like many restaurants in New York City, Jack the Horse buys its seafood from Manhattan based Wild Edibles. In 2007, the company was sued by 16 employees from its Queens warehouse who claim that the company owed them overtime pay and wouldn’t let them unionize.

The company subsequently declared bankruptcy and settled with the workers, doling over $340,000.

This sucks. Alias just celebrated a decade in business on the Lower East Side last April!

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