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Crowdsourcing the Grand Opening of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street

From the looks of things, your neighbors took Friday’s opening of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street very seriously. Laurie Gwen Shapiro reports that her …

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Lower East Side Trader Joe’s is Open

Here’s a look inside the new store, which opened this morning at 8am. There was a line to get in, but it wasn’t the …

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Trader Joe’s, 7:15 a.m.

No line outside the new Trader Joe’s on Grand Street yet! The 30,000 square foot store in the basement of the Essex Crossing building …

The Osaka Grub crew - photo via Instagram, 2016.

Osaka Grub Becomes Latest Casualty at Essex Street Market

Another casualty at the Essex Street Market. After months of struggling for survival, Osaka Grub announced last night that it would be closing. …

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Pickle Day is Back on the Lower East Side Sunday

Lower East Side Pickle Day is back on Orchard Street on Sunday. …

photo by The Lo-Down

Trader Joe’s Lower East Side Store Announces October 19th Opening

Trader Joe’s has released a statement announcing an October 19th opening at their new Lower East Side store at 400 Grand Street. The company will celebrate with a grand opening event including “live music, food tastings, giveaways, and more,” …

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It’s Crunch Time! Lower East Side Pickle Day is October 14th!

New York’s quintessential fall festival is back and ready for pickle fanatics from all over the world. A dill-ightful collection of merchants will fill Orchard Street with the divine scent of brine offering everything from the simple pickle on a stick, to ice cream flavored with dill and garnished with gherkins. …

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New Liquor Store at 393 Grand St. Gets Go-Ahead From State Liquor Authority

We’re told the State Liquor Authority (SLA) has finally approved an operating permit for a new liquor store at 393 Grand St. …

Anne Saxelby, Feb. 2014.

Anne Saxelby is Closing Essex Market Stall, and Will Not Open in New Market

It’s a big blow for the Essex Street Market. On Saturday, a letter went up alongside Saxelby Cheesemongers’ stall announcing that the business, a stalwart in the historic public market, would be closing its Lower East Side location at the end of this month. …

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Oh, Diller! Yes, This Place is Still Coming to Grand Street

Alan LeNoble spotted some activity outside Diller, the long-delayed fried pickle spot from the Pickle Guys. Permanent signage was going up yesterday at 357 …

221 East Broadway. Photo by Alain Levitt.

Malt & Mold on the Lower East Side Closes After Six Years

We never like to see independent small businesses fade away, especially ones run by our neighbors. Malt & Mold, the craft beer and cheese shop at 221 East Broadway, is the latest casualty. …

Photo courtesy of Melinda Shopsin.

After Kenny Shopsin’s Death, Shopsin’s General Store Reopens Today in the Essex Street Market

The tributes have been pouring in during the past couple of days for Kenny Shopsin, the brash, big-hearted creative force behind Shopsin’s General Store in the Essex Street Market. …

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Falafix, Stanton Street Falafel Spot, is Now Kosher

Rabbi Aviad Bodner of the Stanton Street Shul let us know yesterday that there’s a new option for people on the Lower East Side who keep kosher. …

79 Clinton St.

Italian Cafe, Bricia, Now Open at 79 Clinton St.

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The storefront on the southwest corner of Clinton and Rivington streets went dark many months ago. Now a new Italian cafe, …

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Oliver Zabar Readies “Devon” For October Opening on Broome Street

It’s almost the end of the summer, which means food writers are beginning to look forward to fall restaurant arrivals. In the the New York Times, there’s a preview of Devon, a neighborhood spot at 252 Broome St. from Oliver Zabar. …