Insomnia Cookies to Replace Snack Dragon on Orchard Street
Posted on: April 17th, 2015 at 5:00 am by Elie
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It’s cookies for Hell Square.
What was previously Snack Dragon Taco Shack on Orchard Street – out of commission for months – will soon serve late-night munchies of another sort. Baked desserts for those with the sweet tooth.
That’s right. The requisite gut renovation and interior build-out began a couple weeks ago just as the store canopy was removed. The goal here, we are told, is to transform the former Mexican fast-food joint into the newest location of Insomnia Cookies.
Lord knows Hell Square is the perfect place for business that preys on the nightlife horde that arrives on the proverbial doorstep each weekend.
What are the chances, though, that the company would seek booze service?
Insomnia Cookies was founded in 2003 on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Its businesses model is delivering cookies. There are four downtown locations, but this is the first Lower East Side representation for the 12-year-old cookie company.
As for Snack Dragon, their decade-plus tenure across the city came to an end earlier this year. At one point the mini-chain boasted three locations. All are now closed.
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