Woodward Gallery Owner Plans New Cafe on Eldridge

The space at 132 Eldridge, which briefly housed Panade bakery, will be home to a new cafe run by the folks behind Woodward Gallery just across the street.

Woodward Gallery co-owner Kristine Woodward plans to open a new cafe in the Eldridge Street space vacated this summer by Panade bakery.

The notice of application for a full beer, wine and liquor license is posted on the door of 132 Eldridge, which has been shuttered since Panade moved back across the street to its original location in July. The notice, which is filed under the corporate name Second Nature NYC LLC, is an invitation for public comment at the Community Board 3’s State Liquor Authority committee on Sept. 19.

Woodward and her husband and business partner John moved their eponymous gallery to 133 Eldridge, between Broome and Delancey, from SoHo in December 2006, part of the first wave of art galleries to make their homes below Delancey on the Lower East Side. They were featured on The Lo-Down as part of our Third Thursdays series this summer.

During the seven months that Panade operated at 132 Eldridge, Woodward Gallery curated the art that graced the space, which underwent a thorough gut renovation prior to Panade setting up shop there in December.

We’re trying to reach the Woodwards for more details on their plans; look for updates soon.