Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Brunch at the ‘New’ Le French Diner

Posted March 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

As previously reported, we knew Zucco: Le French Diner at 188 Orchard Street has reopened under new ownership.   It is now simply “Le French Diner” with Artur, Pierre, and Burcu running the show. Burcu, previously from The John Dory in the Ace Hotel, is the Chef in front of the small but mighty open […]

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Le French Diner Reopens Under New Ownership on Orchard Street

Posted February 20, 2014 at 5:02 am

Le French Diner made its illustrious return at 188 Orchard Street this week. A giddy Boogie reader writes to inform us that the soft opening was Tuesday evening. He says, “Spoke to the guys behind the bar, who were French, and so is the chef apparently. The menu looks good.” Indeed, fans of the old […]

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Zucco’s Le French Diner Remains Closed, Probably Not Reopening

Posted October 10, 2013 at 5:26 am

You know what sucks ass? Zucco’s Le French Diner is all but donezo. Sources tell us that current ownership is in too deep (“considerable debt”) and now looking to sell the assets. Most likely to some friends … so we’re told. Ergo, the space could remain a French bistro but with totally different vibe and […]

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Report: Zucco’s Le French Diner Looking to Sell

Last modified August 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

Several readers recently pointed out that the security gate at 188 Orchard Street has been in a locked position during business hours the last couple weeks or so.

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Memorial for Zucco Outside Le French Diner

Posted February 14, 2013 at 6:37 am

At that precise moment, the beloved Zucco suffered a heart attacked, falling to the pavement outside his venerated Lower East Side establishment on Orchard Street.

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Zucco’s Shuttered by Health Department Yesterday

Posted October 23, 2012 at 6:48 am

Zucco’s Le French Diner caught the ire of Health Department inspectors yesterday afternoon, and was summarily shuttered.

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Dedegumo Watch Store Soft-Opens at 188 Orchard Street

Posted November 18, 2010 at 6:38 am

Since the Jelana Behrand Studio relocated to 181 Chrystie Street last May, 188 Orchard Street has given the rest of the block a dose of silent treatment.  Vacant. Quiet. Not a peep.  But the six-month period of silence was broken in early October when work began on a new concept for the space.  No, not […]

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Jelena Behrand Studio Moves to 181 Chrystie Street

Last modified March 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

The Orchard Street no man’s land between East Houston and Stanton Street is officially down another business.  Last week, Jelena Behrand dropped news on her blog that, after over a decade, her eponymous jewelry studio at 188 Orchard was moving to a different neighborhood location.  Indeed, the new space was announced just yesterday – Jelena Behrand […]

The Sunday Show to Donate Money to Zucco Funeral Fund

Posted February 24, 2010 at 6:25 am

This Sunday (2/28) is the first Sunday Show of 2010 at the Slipper Room on Orchard Street. One of the regular performers informed us that a portion of proceeds from this show will go toward ensuring Zucco can return to France.

Reminder: Today is Fundraiser for Zucco

Posted February 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

Today is the fundraiser to help Zucco’s family cover medical, travel, and funeral expenses.  The event will kick off at 5 p.m. at 200 Orchard Street. Visit the Facebook fan page for more details.