Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Checking in on the former Other Music space, soon to be a health-focused restaurant

Renovations continue behind the papered-over storefront at 15 E. Fourth St. between Lafayette and Broadway, the former home of Other Music.

The incoming establishment is called Broken Coconut, a quick-serve healthy restaurant serving items such as quinoa parfaits and coconut chia.

BoweryBoogie first reported on this last month, with Eater getting further details, including that the venture is via Scott Sartiano, the nightlife impresario who was one of the founders of both 1Oak and Butter.

You can see the progress from a gap in the papered windows...

Broken Coconut is currently hiring. The Craigslist ad doesn't have many details about the venture: "Full and part time jobs available for new quick service concept serving healthy, delicious meals on the go. We value hard working employees with a great attitude over experience. Competitive hourly wage plus tips."

Other Music closed in June 2016 after 20-plus years in business. The store's owners cited rising rents and the changing face of the music industry as reasons behind the closure.

The filmmakers behind the documentary on Other Music successfully raised the necessary funds last month to complete the project.


Anonymous said...

What a waste of money.

Let's raise money for a documentary about a closed record store instead of raise money to open a new record store.

Anonymous said...

Downtown music gallery opened before Other Music and is STILL open but not in its east village locations . It’s in Two Bridges neighborhood now . Where’s that ?

Anonymous said...

Downtown Music Gallery is located at 13 Monroe Street New York, NY 10002.

Two Bridges: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Bridges,_Manhattan