Progress Report #3: What’s Coming East of Hudson Between Chambers and Franklin

Previous Progress Reports:
••• Progress Report #1: What’s Coming North of Chambers and West of Hudson
••• Progress Report #2: What’s Coming East of Hudson and North of Franklin
••• Coming up next: Progress Report #4: South of Chambers

GEM CAFÉ
Davis Thompkins is opening a pocket-size café at 355 Broadway, in one of Jem Fabric Warehouse’s window bays. Here’s some info (by the way, I bought macarons at Bisous Ciao a few weeks ago and they were pretty good!). Thompkins says it should be ready in the next week or two.

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STARBUCKS
As you can see from the photo, Starbucks is opening a branch at 34 Leonard (at W. Broadway), and there’s been talk that it’s going to be “an all-new special Starbucks design unlike any they have done before.”

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ATERA
The restaurant formerly known as Compose—at 77 Worth, between Church and Broadway—is reopening this fall with a new look, a new name (Atera) and a new chef (Matt Lightner of Campagna Castagna in Portland, Ore.). A help-wanted ad this month said that “The cuisine is modern new American solely based on regionality and seasonality.” And other one said herbs would be a focus.

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SUSHEIN
In January, a couple went before CB1 Tribeca asking for a liquor license for one of the spaces at 325 Broadway (it’s L-shaped, with a door on Worth). Their plans are to open a kosher restaurant serving sushi via conveyor belt. Signage went up a couple of weeks ago, and it appears to be progressing.

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NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL
The New York Law School—spreading out like it’s the NYU of Lower Manhattan—has taken the massive space on the southeast corner of W. Broadway and Worth (in 40 Worth) that used to be city social-services offices.

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116 DUANE
Mike Hynes expressed interest in opening a restaurant and bar here (it’s between Church and Broadway), but neighbors are working hard to discourage him. The full report is in my CB1 Tribeca minutes from July. I’d be surprised if he pushed for it.

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SUPER LINDA
Matt Abramcyk—the man behind Smith & Mills, Warren 77, and Tiny’s—has long been planning a South American restaurant for 109 W. Broadway (the northeast corner of Reade, where Greek restaurant Delphi was and Tenoverten nail salon, co-owned by Abramcyk’s wife, is upstairs). His liquor-license application went before CB1 Tribeca in April 2010. In late June, I overheard someone walking into the place that it’d probably be opening in October.

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61 READE
In April, two women affiliated with Mezza Luna in Manalapan, N.J., asked CB1 Tribeca for liquor-license approval to open a pizza-and-pasta restaurant at 61 Reade, where a Chinese takeout joint was (and next door to the new Maxwell’s). Click that second link for the menu.

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COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL (EXTENSION)
Last November, I wrote this: “The building formerly housing MaryAnn’s restaurant [at W. Broadway and Reade] is being torn down to make way for an expansion of the adjacent Cosmopolitan Hotel, designed by Franke, Gottsegen, Cox Architects. Says co-owner Gerald Barad, ‘Along with 25 new hotel rooms, we will be expanding the hotel lobby, adding a second elevator and developing a new upscale bar/restaurant at the corner of West Broadway and Reade. We are presently talking to Jeffrey Chodorow, the developers of STK, and a number of other restaurateurs. We have not yet made a final decision.’” Here’s a rendering of what the building will look like. As for when the project will move forward, “That’s up to the Department of Buildings,” says Barad. “Hopefully soon.”

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87 CHAMBERS HOTEL/CONDO
The initial plan was to build a hotel at 87 Chambers (the plot goes through to 71 Reade—where the previous building collapsed in spring of 2009), but in May the Wall Street Journal reported that the developer, Fishman Holdings North America, is considering condos instead. Presumably he’s waiting to see how 77 Reade, next door, fares. Click that link to see renderings of how the building will look.

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Previous Progress Reports:
••• Progress Report #1: What’s Coming North of Chambers and West of Hudson
••• Progress Report #2: What’s Coming East of Hudson and North of Franklin
••• Coming up next: Progress Report #4: South of Chambers

Did I forget anything? (Email tribecacitizen@gmail.com.) I’ll work on Progress Report #4 this week….

2 Comments

  1. Matty Light worked at Castagna (italian for chestrnut) not Campagna, whatever that is. If you see him tell him I want my tweezers asshole