149 Essex Street

Chillhouse Shutters Original Essex Street Spa

Posted July 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

The list of coronavirus-related business closures is getting longer by the week. Today brings word that an Essex Street newcomer has bitten the dust. Chillhouse, a millennials-style spa at 149 Essex Street, is the latest to fall. Ownership announced the permanent shutter in an e-mail to customers Tuesday afternoon. “As we all know too well […]

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‘Chillhouse’ Eases onto Essex Street, Serving Coffee and Massages

Posted March 17, 2017 at 5:04 am

After months of planning and build-out, Chillhouse is now up and running on Essex Street. And already drawing crowds; the place was busy last night when we ambled past. The kitschy concept is a hybrid that pairs spa services with a small cafe menu (i.e. tavern parlor). Touted as the “modern path to total relaxation […]

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At this ‘Chillhouse,’ Food and Beverage is Paired with Spa Services

Last modified March 6, 2017 at 7:20 am

Essex Street will soon swallow a chill pill. Chillhouse nears. Six months in the making, the venture is a hybrid concept that pairs spa services with a small cafe menu. It’s already being hyped as the “modern path to total relaxation with style, character and ease.” Chillhouse patrons can purchase Parlor Coffee, and an assortment […]

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Essex Dollar Plus is Out of Business After 4 Years in Gotham Court

Posted October 8, 2015 at 5:18 am

It would appear that Gotham Court is cleaning house. Some five months after Hubb NYC purchased the frat complex for $29.1 million, one of its more reliable retail tenants vanished. The no-frills Essex Dollar Plus officially called it quits last week after four years in business. The store space at 149 Essex has since been stripped […]

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Gotham Court on Ludlow Street is a Drunken Frat Compound that Must be Tamed

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:45 pm

Last month, we learned that the Gotham Court complex in Hell Square (152 Ludlow/149-151 Essex) changed hands for the second time in as many years. Four Winds Real Estate flipped the pair of conjoined buildings for $29.1 million, pocketing $10 million in profits on their initial investment. Hubb NYC is the new owner of record. […]

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Beauty & Essex is Confirmed to Open a Las Vegas Annex

Last modified June 26, 2015 at 7:36 am

Looks like those rumors of Beauty & Essex taking on Sin City are becoming a reality. It’s confirmed that acclaimed restaurateur Chris Santos, with the backing of the TAO Group, is expanding his posh culinary empire to fall in line with the other high profile celebrity eateries out there. The Lower East Side’s epicurean destination will open its outpost at the Cosmopolitan luxury […]

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Four Winds Flips Gotham Court on Ludlow Street for $29.1M

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Real estate speculation shows little sign of slowing within the confines of Hell Square. But in particular, the residential complex of Gotham Court on Ludlow Street (and Essex). This property just changed hands (again) for the second time in as many years. Four Winds Real Estate, in partnership with Jonis Realty and investor Martin Newman, […]

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Gotham Court Hits Market for $21.25 Million

Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:49 am

Gotham Court, the monstrous nine-year-old aluminum-faced twins at 149-151 Essex Street, was listed on the open market last week.

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Coming Soon: 99 Cents & Discount at 149 Essex

Posted June 16, 2011 at 6:09 am

In a somewhat ironic twist, a new “five-and-dime” type will soon open directly across the street from the gimmicky pawn shop at Beauty & Essex.

Chris Santos: Beauty and Essex Menu Update

Posted September 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

More details are coming to light regarding Beauty and Essex, the tremendous new upscale eatery at 146 Essex Street.  Last night, Chef Chris Santos relayed a menu update to all his faithful twitter followers. Forty new dishes?