Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard is Proceeding
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Almost as soon as Russ & Daughters listed itself on the September SLA agenda for 127 Orchard Street, the iconic appetizing business quickly withdrew. Word from the front office at the time of publication was that its brief appearance was “an error” and that “there isn’t anything to report right now.” There is at this point, though.
Not only is Russ & Daughters re-listed on the October SLA docket, but DOB paperwork has also been approved. Permits for the “interior renovation of existing commercial space” for an “eating and drinking establishment” were filed a week after the agenda appearance (September 11). There hasn’t been much construction onsite just yet, though. Mainly the movement of materials.
In addition, according to an article in the Times yesterday, the 65-seat restaurant will reportedly serve its specialties. Traditional fare like blintzes and gefilte fish. Fourth-generation co-owner Niki Russ Federman noted: “We have wanted to give the community a place for people to come together and sit down to enjoy our food. It’s something my father thought about doing years ago, but now the time is right.”
Obviously, they’re after the full liquor license, and hope to open sometime in February.