At the ‘Chillhouse’ on Essex Street, Eat and Drink While Getting Your Nails Done

Posted on: September 1st, 2016 at 5:09 am by
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Looks like the former Essex Dollar Plus at 149 Essex Street is about to undergo a kitschy makeover. An intriguing retail replacement is on the way. How about that mani/pedi with beer/wine.

It’s called Chillhouse – not to be confused with the legendary Chillmaster – a four-table cafe combo that pairs nails with sandwiches, salads, and booze. Proposed hours of operation are 8am to 10pm daily.

Proprietor Cyndi Ramirez is listed on the Community Board 3 docket this month for beer-wine rights, and will likely get it. Despite being in a saturated area, the application won’t be heard at committee, as it meets minimum stipulations to fast-track approval. Not much else is known at the moment, but we’ll keep you posted.

Essex Dollar Plus spent four years at 149 Essex Street (aka Gotham Court) before closing last October.

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