San Loco isn’t the only new tenant coming to the once controversial Karl Fischer building at the corner of Grand and Driggs. On the southern side of the brick behemoth, at 229 Grand, Beyond Vape is “opening soon,” according to a banner.
When Dumont closed in January following the suicide of owner Colin Devlin, his widow Kristina Greene said she was merely completing some upgrades and would reopen the Williamsburg fixture before the spring. But this doesn’t give us hope: a “notice of termination” spotted outside of the restaurant gives it five days to vacate the premises. The document, dated March 21 and signed by the building’s landlord, claims Dumont hasn’t paid rent all year.
Spotted at Luke’s Lobster today: “The Grand Budapescatarian Hotel,” featuring Stingray Fiennes and a veritable plateau de fruits de mer of co-stars. Sure, Marc Spitz — who, in his great downtown memoir, describes scoring heroin around these parts — thinks Wes Anderson is twee, but has he met Wes Anchorson?
Funny we were just talking about Steve Buscemi. The former Lower East Sider’s show, Boardwalk Empire, has returned to John’s of 12th Street and the whole block is buggin’ out. Click through the slideshow to see that rarest of sites: suits in the East Village on a Thursday afternoon who aren’t real estate brokers.
Usually when you’re complaining about gentrification it’s at some dive bar that’s going to be replaced by a molecular mixology lab, but Henry Street Settlement is inviting you to kvetch in more civil, brightly lit environs. The 120-year-old social services agency is promising dinner to anyone who shows up at a town hall meeting Sunday afternoon.
If you get off at the L train at Wilson Avenue this Easter Sunday and walk just a few blocks north, you’re likely to hear the strains of an evangelical megachurch pastor’s sermon — all the way from Oklahoma.