La Cocina Deli Grocery

OddFellows to Open its 5th Ice Cream Shop on Wednesday

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

OddFellows is a few days from cutting the proverbial ribbon on its latest location. The corner of Mott and East Houston Streets. The Brooklyn-based ice cream shop has been readying the space for the last couple months in the second half of what was formerly Second Time Around. (The other half of the store went to […]

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Civilianaire Fails Out of 53 East Houston After Two Years

Posted March 3, 2015 at 9:22 am

We saw this one coming a mile away. A death watch that came to pass. The year-long 50%-off merchandise sale became a rather sure indication of demise. It was just a matter of when. Well, that day of reckoning arrived yesterday for the Civilianaire boutique on East Houston, where a constant placement of window signage […]

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Civilianaire “Americana” Boutique Opens Today at 55 East Houston

Last modified January 18, 2013 at 6:09 am

Nolita will conceivably stop at nothing until all storefronts become unaffordable, high-end boutiques.

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“Civilianaire” Replaces Bodega with Trendy Denim at 55 East Houston

Posted November 7, 2012 at 6:09 am

The trade was inevitable, and most certainly lopsided; necessity is being exchanged for luxury at 55 East Houston. In this case, a bodega for high-end denim.

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Angry Graffiti at East Houston Bodega Painted Black

Posted March 14, 2012 at 6:09 am

The powers that be at 55 East Houston are undertaking defensive maneuvers in the face of increased street hostility toward recent developments there.

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Loss of East Houston Bodega Prompts Angry Graffiti

Posted February 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

55 East Houston is the subject of some angry neighborhood sentiments against the perpetual cycle of upscaling. To put it bluntly, people are friggin’ pissed.

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East Houston Bodega on the Outs; Space for Rent

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The writing is on the proverbial wall. Or shall we say, the vinyl. Friday afternoon, two ladder-bound workers dressed the beige facade of 53 East Houston in a flashy new jumpsuit – a savvy “for rent” advertisement.

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55 East Houston Gets Exterior Makeover

Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:33 am

As part of a larger renovation project at 55 East Houston (aka 293 Mott), La Cocina Deli Grocery on the ground level is getting an exterior facelift. We stopped in yesterday to pick up a few provisions, and asked the cashier for the scoop.  He said that the whole Houston facade is being re-surfaced to […]