Showing posts with label 8-14 Stuyvesant St.. Show all posts
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Monday, February 12, 2024

In case you Wonder what's coming to this Stuyvesant Street space

The plywood arrived last week along 8-14 Stuyvesant St., here just off Third Avenue and Ninth Street (h/t Steven!)...
As we first reported on Jan. 11, Wonder is opening a delivery and food-hall concept in this space.

Wonder currently operates 10 locations throughout New York City and New Jersey, offering pick-up, delivery, and dine-in (ordered via touch screens) from a collection of chefs that include Bobby Flay, Marc Murphy, Jose Andres, Nancy Silverton and Marcus Samuelsson ... and restaurants such as Tejas Barbeque, Di Fara Pizza and Barrio Cafe. 

While this is primarily a delivery and to-go business, this outpost will include a dine-in option.

A Wonder spokesperson said they are targeting a spring opening.

As previously reported, Village Yokocho, Angel's Share and Panya closed in these spaces in April 2022. Another restaurant, Sharaku, in the corner space at 14 Stuyvesant St., shuttered earlier in the pandemic. (Sunrise Mart in a separate building next door on the second floor also shut down.)

Cooper Union, which leased the buildings from their owners and had subleased them to the Yoshida Restaurant Group for more than 25 years, said it was the tenants' decision to move on. (This post has more background. Yoshida had not paid rent since 2020.) 

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Wonder bringing its 'fast fine' delivery and food-hall concept to Stuyvesant Street

You know longer need to Wonder what's next for 8-14 Stuyvesant St.

Wonder Group, the food and restaurant company founded by e-commerce mogul Marc Lore, is bringing its new-era delivery and food-hall concept to the space.

A Wonder spokesperson confirmed that the brand plans to open in this location between Ninth Street and Third Avenue in the spring. According to @TradedNY, Wonder signed a 12-year lease for the 6,800-square-foot space going as 2 Stuyvesant St. 

Wonder currently operates 10 locations throughout New York City and New Jersey, offering pick-up, delivery, and dine-in (ordered via touch screens) from a collection of chefs that include Bobby Flay, Marc Murphy, Jose Andres, Nancy Silverton and Marcus Samuelsson ... and restaurants such as Tejas Barbeque, Di Fara Pizza and Barrio Cafe. 

At-home diners can choose their meals via a "super app." Per the Wonder rep: "All cooked made-to-order out of a single kitchen, with the ability to order from multiple restaurants in a single delivery order and delivered to customers in under 30 minutes." 

Wonder started its business delivering via trucks but later evolved to the food-hall concept housing multiple brands and food styles. Last fall, Wonder acquired meal-kit pioneer Blue Apron.

This lease ends the 18-plus months of speculation over what might be next for this high-profile stretch of retail.

Workers spent part of last year renovating the two-level property.

As previously reportedVillage Yokocho, Angel's Share and Panya closed in these spaces in April 2022. Another restaurant, Sharaku, in the corner space at 14 Stuyvesant St., shuttered earlier in the pandemic. (Sunrise Mart in a separate building next door on the second floor also shut down.)

Cooper Union, which leased the buildings from their owners and had subleased them to the Yoshida Restaurant Group for more than 25 years, said it was the tenants' decision to move on. (This post has more background. Yoshida had not paid rent since 2020.)

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Sharaku Japanese Restaurant emerges from plywood frozen in 2020 time

We continue to be curious about what's next for the empty storefronts at 8-14 Stuyvesant St. Workers have been renovating the spaces on this strip between Ninth Street and Third Avenue.

Now, the plywood is off the space at 14 Stuyvesant, and it almost looks as if the previous tenant, Sharaku Japanese Restaurant, was still here...as they were from 1984 to the early days of the pandemic in 2020...
As previously reported, Village Yokocho, Angel's Share and Panya closed in the other spaces in April 2022. Sunrise Mart also shut down in a separate building next door on the second floor.

This post has more background.