79 Clinton Street

Biggie’s Cafe Suspends Business on Clinton Street

Posted December 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Biggie’s Cafe, the recent successor to Clancey on Clinton Street, is down for the count. Biggie’s Cafe began life as an outgrowth of Clancey, which debuted at 79 Clinton Street at the end of 2016. The latter served upscale comfort food on a block largely dominated by mom-and-pops. The change in identity came four years later, […]

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Davidovich Bakery Opens New Bakery on Clinton Street

Last modified November 16, 2020 at 10:13 am

Davidovich Bakery is no longer just a stall in the Essex Market. Nor a counter in the Blue Moon Hotel. The twenty-two-year-old business recently expanded in a big way with a standalone brick-and-mortar bakery. It took the spot previously occupied by Bricia on Clinton Street, and opened a few weeks ago. Founded in 1998 as […]

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Bricia in 2018

Clancey Expands on Clinton Street with New Biggie’s Cafe

Last modified November 15, 2020 at 4:48 pm

The team behind three-year-old Clancey on Clinton Street is readying a new cafe just a few paces north. Dubbed Biggie’s Cafe, the establishment splits 79 Clinton Street. Expect another casual eatery. Our request for comment on menu and opening date was not immediately returned. Recall that this cornershop formerly housed Bricia for three years, albeit […]

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Bricia in 2018

Marshal Seizes Year-Old ‘Bricia Cafe’ on Clinton Street

Posted August 28, 2019 at 5:04 am

In news that shouldn’t quite surprise, Bricia Cafe, situated at the southwest corner of Clinton and Rivington Streets is kaput. It lasted one year. Like many new establishments in the neighborhood, Bricia spent more time behind the boards than in business. Its branded canopy teased an opening that didn’t arrive until a year after installation […]

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Bricia in 2018

One Year Later, Bricia Cafe Finally Opens on Rivington Street

Posted August 29, 2018 at 5:04 am

It was a year of faded signs and promises. Indeed, despite the arrival of branded awning and “coming soon” announcements at the corner of Clinton and Rivington Streets, Bricia cafe had been notably silent. That’s all at an end, though. The Italian cafe is finally open to the public, having debuted at 79 Clinton yesterday […]

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‘Marm Cafe’ on Clinton Street is Kaput, Transitions to ‘Bricia’

Posted September 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

The end of the road is here for Marm Cafe. The three-year-old corner establishment at 79 Clinton Street hasn’t been open since at least mid-August, its fate finally sealed this week with those brown paper shades. We communicated with ownership via email several weeks ago and were told that the cafe was actually on holiday. […]

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Ainsworth Owner Looks to Impart ‘Clancey’ on Clinton Street

Posted August 30, 2016 at 5:17 am

After a withdrawal last month, the new restaurant proposed for the old Yunnan Kitchen space on Clinton Street is back on the Community Board 3 agenda next month to pitch for full liquor. As previously reported, it’s a project by restaurateurs Todd Birnbaum and Dennis Bogart. Now that the applicants have submitted their proposal to […]

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SMAC’s Todd Birnbaum Planning Mediterranean Restaurant at Former Yunnan BBQ on Clinton Street

Last modified August 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Yunnan Kitchen/BBQ folded at the end of June after four years on Clinton Street. It didn’t take long for another hopeful to exhume the still-warm carcass, so to speak. That person would be restaurateur Todd Birnbaum. The notice to the community was taped to the window of 79 Clinton Street, right next to the farewell […]

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Yunnan Kitchen/BBQ Folds After 4 Years on Clinton Street

Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:19 am

Clinton Street wasn’t too kind to the Yunnan Kitchen/BBQ restaurant. The farm-to-table Chinese restaurant will shutter on Thursday (June 30) after four years on the block. It’s just another victim in a line of foodie havens that have unsuccessfully tried to make it work here. Yunnan Kitchen opened in 2012, having replaced the beloved Lucky […]

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Vida Natural Folds After 20 Years on Clinton Street; Neighborhood Pawn Shop Moves in

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:17 am

Vida Natural on Clinton Street – founded by Jose Romano two decades ago – closed up shop last week after more than a month of uncertainty. The liquidation sale advertised in its windows of late was the tell-tale sign of demise. We hear that rising rents were the ultimate kicker. A replacement for the health […]

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