Kitty’s Canteen Nabs Adjacent Space for Takeout Counter
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Over at the old Pizza Junkie/Douma Pizza on Stanton Street, a replacement is finally identified. The first clue appeared a couple months ago in the form of an intriguing, pirate-inspired black flag with cartoon cat. Then last week, the metal canopy housing was pried and trashed.
Let’s just say that the cat graphic is apt. Word on the street is that the fifteen-month-old speakeasy club, Kitty’s Canteen (forever hiding behind closed gates), is expanding into the adjacent space of 9 Stanton Street (shared address). The former pizza parlor next door will reportedly serve as a takeout counter for the “Jewish soul food” cooked onsite. So we’re told by workers.
Kitty’s Canteen opened in May of 2014, and is the brainchild of The Box’s Richard Kimmel. The overall concept is a tribute to his grandmother whose cooking style is emulated. “My grandmother Kitty used to work late and after she would bask in her appreciation for soul food, Jazz and the wonderful culture therein,” he told Rogue Magazine last year.
Snoop Dogg has even been spotted hanging out here, notably right after the inauguration.
Debut for the annex space at 9 Stanton hasn’t been announced just yet. However, build-out already commenced, so … soon.