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Casa Mezcal to Open in a Few Weeks

Last modified May 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

It appears the plywood sidewalk shed will soon be removed from the facade of 86 Orchard Street. According to an article in Sunday’s Post, Casa Mezcal, the forthcoming Mexican cantina-club-gallery is just a few weeks shy of opening.

Sidewalk Shed Coming Soon to 103 Orchard

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Relish the twin LES gate mural at the corner of Orchard and Delancey while you still can.  That’s right, 103 Orchard Street is already under the knife, and will soon gain a snazzy sidewalk shed. Once renovations are complete, however, the building will house a new visitors/educational facility for the Tenement Museum, officially dubbed the […]

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Coming Soon: Otarian at 154 Bleecker

Posted February 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

154 Bleecker had been enclosed in a sidewalk shed since mid-November of last year, wrapped in a colorful “coming soon” advertisement.  At the time, there really wasn’t a clear indication of the new tenant.  No longer.  Now the plywood is gone, the identity of the operation finally public – a new fast food vegetarian eatery […]

Sidewalk Outside 38 Delancey is Complete

Posted February 19, 2010 at 6:25 am

Wow! The new sidewalk outside 38 Delancey is now ready for foot traffic.  Finally, a pathway without all the endless clutter from construction. It’s definitely been a long time coming, considering this whole area was marked with rotting plywood for over three years.

The Big Reveal: Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria Sheds Plywood

Last modified February 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

The after-hours work continues at 282-284 Bowery, new home of Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria.  Indeed, a day after snagging a quick glimpse of the brick-and-tile interior, away comes the plywood. We passed the construction site last night and were met with an almost-unfettered view of the Bowery exterior.  This morning it’s nearly all clear.

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The Tumultuous Saga of 100 Delancey Continues

Posted January 11, 2010 at 6:34 am

100 Delancey Street has had a tumultuous few years.  For decades, the space was home to a children’s department store called Bunnies.  Then, in early 2007, plans for the blockbuster Ludlow Residence dormitory across the street forced Duane Reade into the ground level of the classic cornershop.  Ludlow Fitness, meanwhile, seized the second floor.  Shortly after this […]

Casa Mezcal Wheat-Paste

Posted November 30, 2009 at 6:17 am

The sidewalk shed outside 86 Orchard Street, future home of Casa Mezcal, now has an outer layer of branded wheat-paste. It’s an official announcement of its presence in the neighborhood. But a slight twist – affixed to the very bills they themselves posted is a request not to post bills.

Casa Mezcal at 86 Orchard Street

Posted November 23, 2009 at 6:38 am

Back in late 2008, Eater first brought news that a Mexican restaurant-cum-cultural center was to occupy 86 Orchard Street (former home of Majestic Hosiery). It was reported at the time that the venture, dubbed Casa Mezcal, would maintain a four-level presence – cinema/live music in the basement, bar/restaurant on the main level, a gallery on […]

55 Delancey Gutted for Renovation

Posted September 14, 2009 at 6:17 am

Over Labor Day weekend, 55 Delancey was boxed in a conspicuous plywood sidewalk shed.  This after being out of commission for a year plus.  Save for a brief art installation called A New Currency, the former home of Lichtenstein’s fell into disrepair and became a classic case of abandonment and a magnet for vandalism. Busted […]

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Demolition of 2 Allen Street Underway

Posted August 24, 2009 at 6:09 am

Behind a veil of dark netting, demolition of the four-story commercial loft at 2 Allen Street (aka 1-3 Orchard) is now officially underway.  Brick by brick.  Once eliminated from its desirable corner lot, the new developer will have a maximum buildable area (before any possible FAR bonuses) of 33,110 square feet.  That’s nearly double the […]