Cafe Colonial

It’s Been 5 Years Since Cafe Colonial Shuttered

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

It was exactly five years ago that Cafe Colonial concluded its run at 73 East Houston Street. The longtime favorite – here at the corner of Mulberry for fifteen years – shuttered back on May 25, 2010 thanks to tripled rent. And what could afford that but flashy boutique chain Rag & Bone? Rag & […]

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Rag & Bone Designates “Graffiti Area” on Elizabeth Street Wall

Posted February 6, 2013 at 6:28 am

Rag & Bone is taking the “clean slate” approach to its latest mural project.

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Rag & Bone Seeking Artist Submissions for Facade Mural

Posted July 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

A few days after Aiko began stenciling at the Bowery graffiti wall, Rag & Bone just decided to announce the return of its houston/PROJECT crowdsourced art program on the Elizabeth Street facade.

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Rag & Bone Replacement Mural Chosen

Posted November 17, 2010 at 6:38 am

Ever since Rag & Bone moved into 73 East Houston over the summer, its Elizabeth Street facade has been an attractive target for graffiti writers.  So much, in fact, that the boutique held a design contest for a new mural to replace the tribute to Cafe Colonial. Now the crowdsourcing is complete, and the boutique […]

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Rag & Bone Facade Tagged

Posted August 10, 2010 at 6:37 am

Rag & Bone just received its very first tag yesterday, and it’s not too positive.  Scrawled in the white space beneath the tribute mural on the Elizabeth Street facade is the barbed phrase, “You Would.” Perhaps the Bowery Ghosts that Billy Leroy referred to are responsible.

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A Peek Inside Rag & Bone at 73 East Houston

Posted July 20, 2010 at 6:11 am

Rag & Bone is slowly inching toward the finish line with its new Lower East Side outpost at the corner of East Houston and Elizabeth.  Within the last few days, the trendy boutique shop briefly peeled away its protective brown paper to reveal the current state of its interior.  As of this morning, however, the […]

Rag & Bone Pays Homage to Cafe Colonial at 73 East Houston

Last modified July 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

A few weeks ago, we brought news that Rag & Bone was poised to open its third downtown location at 73 East Houston.  July 1 was supposed to be the opening date, but that obviously didn’t pan out. In the meantime, however, the upscale boutique shop is paying homage to the former occupant of fifteen […]

Coming Soon: Rag & Bone at 73 East Houston

Last modified February 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Cafe Colonial closed its doors for good on May 25 after sixteen years residing at the corner of Elizabeth and East Houston.  Less than one week later, the obscuring brown paper made its grand appearance in the cornershop windows.  A new establishment is currently in the works, and it’s surely not food, but a boutique […]

Cafe Colonial is Closing Today

Posted May 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

Thanks to Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria, the McNally Effect has claimed its first victim along East Houston.  Today is the last day in business for Cafe Colonial.  A dry-erase board out front confirms it, thanking customers for fifteen years of serving the community.  Stop in today for a final happy hour to bid the cafe […]

Martha Stewart at Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria

Last modified June 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

The McNally effect is starting to snowball big time.  First, Cafe Colonial is likely on its way out, and now this.  As Blah Blog Blah notes, “there goes the neighborhood.”  According to the Martha Stewart Twitter feed: just got home froma lovely dinner at pulino’s keith mcnally’s new eatery houston and bowery- full of friends […]

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