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Owner of Seward Park Liquors Retracts Prior Statements About Landlord and Fate of Store

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:12 am

The fate of Seward Park Liquors will be determined this week. The owner of Seward Park Liquors – headquartered at 393 Grand Street since 1973 – retracted prior comments suggesting that landlord Seward Park Co-op was “forcing him out” of business. The lease on the space is up. “After forty-three years of service without missing […]

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200-Year-Old Row of Federal Houses on Grand Street to be Razed for this 8-Story Gallery-Condo Building

Posted February 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Gentrification, visualized, as the eastern fringe of Chinatown Grand Street is willed to become the new art destination. To fulfill the dream, one local stakeholder is about to take a huge chunk out of the area. The historic row of federal houses comprising 282-286 Grand – on this block since roughly 1820 – is on […]

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Seward Park Liquors on the Verge of Losing Lease After 43 Years in Business

Posted February 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Seward Park Liquors, a mom-and-pop mainstay on Grand Street since 1973, might not last the week. Its owner shared an “urgent message” with Seward Park Co-op stakeholders Friday afternoon, informing residents that the lease at 393 Grand Street is threatened. Potentially on the way out. “After forty-three years of service without missing a rent check, the […]

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After Departing Alphabet City, Ost Cafe Doubles Down on Grand Street

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

Come Sunday, Ost Cafe will be down one. High rents forced the cafe to shutter its Alphabet City shop after more than eight years in business. In a snarky letter to its faithful, ownership accused the city of “forgetting” about small businesses, and “cheering from the sidelines for more, bigger, taller, and pocketing the tax […]

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Brick Facade of 286 Grand Street Collapses Onto Sidewalk

Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:06 am

A little incident to report at 286 Grand Street. Friday afternoon, a section of “brick veneer” on the second floor of the building apparently dislodged and collapsed onto the sidewalk below. The area was quickly cordoned off, and Department of Buildings inspectors dispatched. The next day, a crew assembled the necessary sidewalk bridge for safety. […]

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The Year of the Cock Kicks off this Weekend with Firecracker Ceremony

Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:13 am

The year of the cock is here, and for the 18th time, the Lunar New Year parade and festival will rule the roost of Lower Manhattan over the span of two weekends. As in years past, the party will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony, tomorrow at 11am at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Grand Street between […]

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The Pickle Guys are Opening a Fried Pickles (and Burger) Joint Next Door

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:10 am

No sooner did the Pickle Guys get up and running at the new headquarters than more news about its “eatery” announced. Indeed, as we were the first publication to report last week, the Pickle Guys are planning a fast-food-ish joint next to its new location at 357 Grand Street. Details were rather scant at the […]

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Looking Inside the New Pickle Guys Store on Grand Street [PHOTOS]

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

New year, new location, new brine. The Pickle Guys are now officially situated at 357 Grand Street (i.e. right across the way), the first change of scenery in fourteen years. And the reopening came earlier than initially expected. Owner Alan Kaufman and crew migrated barrels and business last Thursday, just in time to ring in […]

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Pickle Guys New Grand Street Store Debuts this Weekend, Adjacent ‘Eatery’ in the Works

Posted December 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

On this fourth day of Chanukah, big news for the Pickle Guys. The new and improved location just across the street is days from a “soft” opening. We hear that the lease is up on the old sub-grade dispensary, and that the move should take place by New Year’s Eve. The official inauguration is scheduled […]

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The Pickle Guys Make it Official at New Grand Street Digs

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

The worst kept secret on the Lower East Side is now official. Earlier this week, the Pickle Guys hoisted updated signage at its new location just across the street. The announcement now straddles the marquee of 357 Grand Street. Behind the plywood shed, meanwhile, work is seemingly nearing completion on the forthcoming headquarters. Walls are tiled […]

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