‘Kiosk on Clinton’ Debuts at Barramundi
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“Closed for staff meetings” was the ominous note pasted to the door of 67 Clinton Street not too long ago. That announcement coupled with the obstructed windows immediately raised red flags regarding the possible fate of Lower East Side mainstay Barramundi (named for the hermaphroditic fish). Truth be told, all seems okay. The restaurant just decided to switch it up a bit.
Barramundi debuted a new on-premise sandwich stand called the Kiosk on Clinton. The in-house venture (same ownership, we’re told) now occupies a sizeable footprint at the window; fast food sandwich service with a side of sausages and hot dogs. Moreover, in the same swift movement, the entire facade received a facelift. That awesome front door is gone, and the wood is doused white.
The first incarnation of Barramundi was actually at 145-147 Ludlow alongside Collective Unconscious. It closed in 2004, and the buildings were demolished for a vacant lot. That parcel is being developed as we speak, though…