Thursday, January 5, 2017

Colors Restaurant leaving Lafayette Street for the Lower East Side

[Via Google Street View]

Colors Restaurant, which specializes in gluten-free meals, is on the move from Lafayette Street to 178 Stanton St. between Clinton and Attorney.

Here's more about the new space via a media advisory issued on Tuesday:

The new location will also be home to expanded programs for restaurant workers. The location at 178 Stanton Street offers upgraded facilities to better support the Colors Hospitality Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute, which provides in-depth and advanced professional training in both front- and back-of-the-house restaurant skills at no cost to either employers or employees. It also will also serve as an anchor for ROC United’s Sanctuary Restaurants movement, which empowers workers, employers and consumers to create discrimination-free restaurants.

The first incarnation of the restaurant opened in 2006 by several workers from Windows on the World, which was destroyed on 9/11. (You can read more background on the original Colors at Grub Street.) It's now operated by ROC-United (Restaurant Opportunities Center).

The more-upscale Lafayette Street location debuted in October 2014... and it was seemingly obscured by a sidewalk bridge around the same time.

Colors is expected to open Feb. 13 on Stanton Street. This address has been home in recent years to several high-profile flops, including Lowlife, Stanton Street Kitchen and the Moldy Fig.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The current space is huge, and almost empty the one time I went. A smaller space with much cheaper rent would make sense.