MakeUpMania Abruptly Shutters at 182 Allen

Posted December 6, 2010 at 6:18 am

It’s a crisis of cosmetics at the trailhead of Allen Street. Last week, nine-year veteran MakeUpMania kicked the compact, as it were, and vacated 182 Allen rather abruptly.

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Munchies Served Marshal’s Eviction Notice

Posted November 24, 2010 at 6:07 am

The fate of Munchies at 179 Essex Street is now sealed.  Officially.  Yesterday afternoon, the shutters were raised for the first time in over a month to reveal a Marshal’s eviction notice taped to the door. The paperwork was dated November 23, 2010. Meanwhile, behind the grimy window panes, the onetime late-night fast foodery has […]

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Kung Fu Bing at 189 East Houston for Sale

Posted October 18, 2010 at 6:12 am

Kung Fu Bing is SOL. Again.  Over a week and a half has already transpired since the fast food joint suddenly closed. Now a nugget of truth sits in the window.

Kung Fu Bing Closed for Restructuring

Posted October 12, 2010 at 6:34 am

Just shy of a few months at 189 East Houston, Kung Fu Bing is now closed for renovations.  According to a pair of signs in the glass doors, the closure is only temporary for some necessary “restructuring.”

Lulu & Mooky’s at 129 Allen is Closed

Posted October 6, 2010 at 6:27 am

Time to pack up the test tubes and Bunsen burners; lab class has ended for Lulu & Mooky’s at 129 Allen Street.  They were not saved by the proverbial bell.  Indeed, in response to our Red Mango post the other day, one reader informed us that the ice creamery closed for good about two weeks […]

Munchies on Essex Street is Closed

Posted October 5, 2010 at 6:32 am

Fast food grease-pit Munchies has been a buzzworthy topic in the local news lately.  A few weeks ago, The Villager published a profile article on the purveyor, lifetime Lower East Sider Ahmed Parvesh. The write-up brings to light the violent side of the family business, his brief incarceration and subsequent insistence of wrongful arrest, and […]

MacDougal Eatery Rino Ceronte Closes

Posted August 25, 2010 at 6:18 am

MacDougal Street has no love for restauranteur Danny Omari.  For much of 2009, he struggled to keep his mid-block empire of comfort food in the hands of drunken denizens.  Between Super Hotdog, the adjacent Rino Cerante, Food Fight, and Red Basket, Omari had his bases covered.  But 2010 was not so lucky, and now all […]

Sound Library at 165 Orchard Street is Closed

Posted August 4, 2010 at 6:33 am

It’s a sad day for music lovers and vinyl aficionados throughout the Five Boroughs.  For more than five years, the Sound Library at 165 Orchard Street has been a choice destination for crate-diggers seeking impossible-to-find titles and classics alike. The staff was always quite knowledgeable and the selection pretty deep.  But as of this week, […]

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Orchard Street Fetish Shop Demask Now Closed

Posted July 14, 2010 at 6:22 am

The leather-and-latex fetish shop Demask is the latest victim in a string of recent Orchard Street closures.  Its R-rated window displays, forever wrought with half-naked mannequins in bondage poses, are all gone.  The entire store has been stripped, and there is now a fresh scaffolding in place.

The Doghouse Saloon Has Closed for Good

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Well, well. That was a quick run for the Doghouse Saloon at 152 Orchard Street. Guess the free hot dog and beer pong gimmick didn’t work.  A mere nine months into existence and the branded bar is history. Last night, workers were outside scraping the brick facade bare.  And the Annex nameplate was finally removed!

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