Closed for Months, Friedman’s Promises Return to Grand Street
Friedman’s opened its Lower East Side location in May 2021. Fast forward current, and 357 Grand Street is dormant.
Shortly before year end, the brown butcher paper was unfurled in the windows, along with a printout noting a temporary closure to upgrade the exhaust system. The sidelining is quoted as only being “a few weeks.”
Friedman’s PR was not immediately available for comment, yet calls to its sister location on the Upper West Side yielded confirmation that reopening is uncertain, and if so, that it might “be a while” before that happens. (The Grand Street outpost is still listed on the official website.)
The American-style restaurant replaced Randall’s Barbecue, which was a victim of the pandemic two years ago.