‘Little Canal’ Unveils its Cafe Storefront on Canal Street

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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After a short five-month renovation period, the Little Canal cafe at the corner of Canal and Rutgers Streets is nearly complete. The plywood shed was dismantled and removed yesterday afternoon to reveal the converted storefront.

Ultimately, two ground-floor spaces comprising 26 Canal were combined to create Little Canal. The Daylight Grocery Store, which recently moved around the corner to East Broadway, and most recently, the Miss Hoe pop-up boutique.

Local photographer Jereme Barnas is behind Little Canal.

As previously reported, this new seven-table American-style cafe will serve a menu of “breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, salads, and dinner.” CB3 backed Barnas’ bid for a beer-wine license back in January. There was some pushback regarding the closing time, but compromise was forged at 12am weekdays and 1am weekends. Barnas submitted the application for beer-wine license yesterday.

No word just yet on official opening date. But it looks to be very soon. We’ll keep you posted.

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Tap setup at Little Canal, Photo: Draft Choice Corp.

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