108 Stanton Street

Artichoke Pizza Backs Out, El Sombrero Spared (For Now)

Posted January 3, 2014 at 5:34 am

Some pseudo-good news on this third day of 2014. We are told that neighborhood staple El Sombrero will live to see another day. Apparently the deal to bring Artichoke Pizza to 108 Stanton Street fell through within the last couple months. So, the cash-strapped Hat will continue on its course; it’s a reprieve, though likely […]

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More on the Closure of El Sombrero and the Artichoke Takeover

Posted October 1, 2013 at 5:00 am

Following up on a story we first broke last week… What we know so far is that El Sombrero is to shutter, and that Artichoke Pizza is taking over the corner restaurant space. Application documents on file with Community Board 3 now provide more detail on what neighbors might expect here. Aside from the pizza, […]

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Breaking: El Sombrero Closing to Become Artichoke Pizza Outpost

Last modified September 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Wow, this is sad. Community Board 3 just revealed its list of SLA applicants for the month of October, and 108 Stanton is listed. That’s the address of El Sombrero, lovingly referred to as The Hat. Its fate will soon be sealed once Artichoke Pizza acquires the assets. We spoke with the Mexican restaurant and confirmed […]

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El Sombrero at Ludlow and Stanton on Its “Last Legs”

Last modified February 14, 2013 at 8:31 am

Will the sour news never end? Today brings word that El Sombrero, colloquially referred to as “The Hat,” is likely on its “last legs.”

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Weekend Edition: October 22

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: David Sierra]

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El Sombrero on Stanton is Fine; Reopening Today

Posted July 13, 2011 at 6:18 am

The Hat gave us all a bit of a mid-summer scare yesterday.

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Coming Soon: Snack Dragon Taco Shack at 164 Orchard

Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:33 am

At 164 Orchard Street, the tenant progression is fashion to food.  Indeed, four months ago ZACC Fashions shuttered, and now a tiny taco stand is poised to take its place.  Yes, it’s official.  The popular Snack Dragon Taco Shack – currently at 199 East Third Street – is opening its second Lower East Side location […]