Posted October 18, 2017 at 9:50 am
After a build-out period of more than five months, including utilities-based delays, a new Vietnamese restaurant is all but ready to open on Rivington Street. The newcomer here is an offshoot of the Queens-based Ginger & Lemongrass, described by owner-chef Petra Rickman as a contemporary Vietnamese fusion restaurant. Having debuted in Whitestone just last year – […]
Posted May 30, 2017 at 9:28 am
The recent tale of 153 Rivington Street begins with Australian fare, morphs to sit-down Mexican cuisine, and now to Vietnamese stylings. After two years, and a flood of real estate listings later, the space previously occupied by Calexico (and Bondi Road) is finally filled. Remember that this is a Steve Croman-owned property, so there was […]
Posted May 27, 2016 at 5:00 am
For the first time in forever, the roll-down security gates are open at 153 Rivington Street. The shutters have been perennially – more or less – closed since Calexico faded from the commercial landscape last July. Pasted to the window is the familiar computer-printed City Marshal seizure notice. The order was issued last week; better […]
Last modified August 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm
Calexico shuttered its Lower East Side brick-and-mortar location a month ago. As in, for good. At the time, ownership employed the standard “renovation runaround,” the typical ruse of claiming store modifications were happening as cause for closure. Not so. The space was liquidated shortly after our initial report; the security gate and company logo were […]
Posted July 8, 2015 at 5:16 am
Just as we suspected, Calexico employed the common “renovations runaround” at its Rivington Street location. Former location, actually. A reader submitted the above photo showing workers emptying contents from Calexico during daytime hours, food and furnishings. This just a couple days after a mysterious printout appeared onsite explaining how “renovations and repair” were the cause […]
Posted July 6, 2015 at 10:22 am
Here’s one out of left field. Truck-to-store mini-chain Calexico suddenly shuttered its Lower East Side HQ at 153 Rivington Street last week. Reason given, as per the computer printout, is “renovations and repair” work. The closure was sudden and somewhat surprising, given that it’s a well-oiled machine and usually fairly full. We spoke to a few […]
Posted March 13, 2013 at 6:29 am
Bondi Road was beached at the end of last summer and closed for good in the fall, having survived six years on the Lower East Side.
Posted June 29, 2012 at 6:42 am
More intel is rolling into Boogie HQ from street level about the fate of six-year-old seafood-surf spot Bondi Road.