Fontana’s

Louie C.K. Film Shoot on Grand Last Night

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Louis C.K. might have his own show on FX these days, but nobody really recognized him on Grand Street during last night’s film shoot.

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Coming Soon: La Crepe C’est Si Bon at 115 Eldridge

Posted November 16, 2010 at 6:37 am

Eldridge Street between Broome and Grand remains largely a Chinatown enclave.  While there are more mainstream establishments like Vanessa’s Dumpling House or Fontana’s, this stretch of retail real estate is predominantly populated by Chinese-owned businesses.  There is a healthy mix of 99-cent stores, salons, and restaurants. Now there’s a new kid on the block. Preparations […]

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Backstage Bar Now Open at 152 Orchard Street; Plus CMJ Showcase

Last modified October 21, 2010 at 7:42 am

Live music lives on at 152 Orchard Street.  It’s almost as if the Doghouse Saloon never even existed. Those short-lived nine months but a fleeting memory.  Now three months after the closure of the hot dog frathole, the owners of Backstage Bar, who are also behind Crash Mansion, pick up where the Annex left off. […]

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Grand Spa to Move

Posted September 1, 2009 at 6:10 am

Last night, a pair of workers was busy renovating the interior of 403 Grand Street, former home of Cards and Gifts.  Gates were open, as was the main door, revealing the progress to date.  While taking a break, both men informed us that Grand Spa, located just down the strip at 389 Grand Street, will […]

Late Night Scavengers

Posted August 13, 2008 at 11:23 am

Walking to Fontana’s the other night for a quick drink and a game of Ms. Pac Man, I encountered an unforgettable scene unfold near the entrance. In plain sight, two late-night workers were shoveling ice off the street into a cart, and dragging it down the block. The bartender was on the steps smoking a […]