‘Kaikagetsu’ Japanese Haunt Eyes Former Wassail Spot on Orchard Street

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Another hopeful is queued for a Hell Square haunt. This time, a Japanese restaurant is on track to take over 162 Orchard Street, formerly occupied the previous three years by the Wassail cider bar. One Tomoyuki Iwanami plans to unveil a ten-table affair called Kaikagetsu that focuses on cuisine stylings from the Hida Takayama region. […]

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Wassail Cider Bar Closes Down After Less Than 3 Years on Orchard Street

Posted January 3, 2018 at 9:43 am

Wassail, considered the first cider-centric bar in New York City, folded before the turn of the New Year. Its final day on Orchard Street was this past Saturday night (December 30), a few months shy of the third anniversary. Ownership took to Facebook for the announcement, noting with a somber quip that “it will be […]

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‘No Fun’ Principal Eyes Wassail Cider Bar Space on Orchard Street

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

Two-year-old Wassail cider bar on Orchard Street has been trying to sell itself for several months. All past attempts to unload the assets proved futile, though, including Allain Allegretti’s pitch to convert it to Frenchie’s Fish Bar. Now, a bar owner from around the corner is interested in taking over. Application materials submitted to Community Board […]

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Restaurateur Alain Allegretti to Impart ‘Frenchie’s Fish Bar’ in Wassail Space

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Orchard Street cider bar Wassail has been looking to sell out for quite some time. For the better part of the last year, from what we understand. We saw a listing on Sinvin for $16,480 per month in rent, plus an additional $395,000 in key money to take over the lease (8.5 years remain). Well, […]

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Listed: Wassail Cider Bar Might Not Last Much Longer on Orchard Street

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

Just a short month after the second annual LES Cider Fest took over upper Orchard Street, one of its biggest proponents (and beneficiaries) might soon close. Indeed, Wassail now has brokers shopping around the space. Real estate listings are peppered about Craigslist and included in Sinvin’s online portfolio. The twenty-month-old business – occupying 2,000 square-feet on […]

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2nd Annual ‘Lower East Side Cider Fest’ is Happening on Sunday

Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:17 am

The orchards are, in fact, coming back to Orchard Street … albeit temporarily. With apple picking season wrapping up, the 2nd annual Lower East Cider Fest is kicking off this weekend, as part of the larger “Cider Week NYC” celebration happening throughout the – wait for it – Big Apple. The event will showcase notable cider makers and apple growers […]

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Wassail Cider Bar Debuts on Orchard Street Today

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

Wassail debuts in Hell Square today after seven months of prep work. And it’s a milestone of some sort. Indeed, the cider-centric bar at 162 Orchard Street doesn’t want you to forget that it’s the only such dedicated destination in New York City. The beverage list boasts an international variety of 80-100 different ciders served […]

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An Early Look Inside Wassail Cider Bar, Opening on Orchard Street Next Week

Posted March 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then Wassail should have no problem filling its seats. Especially with all the hype circulating the neighborhood. Anticipation has been building on upper Orchard Street for the arrival of Wassail, hailed as the first cider-dedicated bar in the Five Boroughs. The establishment – helmed by the […]

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