Todd’s Mill on Orchard Street Shutters After 2-Year Run; Business Now For Sale

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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Barely two years on, Matthew Suchomski’s relative Orchard Street newcomer Todd’s Mill is done for. Closure apparently transpired earlier this month, and very much under the radar. Security gates have been shuttered during all hours. While no signs were placed onsite, ownership assured at least one customer via Twitter that there were some “plumbing issues” that needed sorting, but a reopening was in the cards.

The restaurant, dubbed an American bistro, was usually on the empty side. To be honest, the joint was way too big for its own good, and never attracted the volume of patrons needed to sustain the exorbitant rent there.

Well, the landlord didn’t skip a beat, and already placed 162 Orchard on the open market. According to this Craigslist post, this “rare turnkey opportunity” will run $16,500 in rent, plus an unspecified amount in key money.

No. 7 expat Matthew Suchomski began converted the old Orchard space in the summer of 2012. Official debut was not until November of that year.

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