Williamsburg club will close at the end of the year
Output announced that it’ll close up after one final New Year’s Eve party this year. The indoor/outdoor night club, which has been throwing late-night dance parties since 2013, cited several reasons for closing, including “rapidly shifting social trends, unfavorable market conditions, and weakening financial outlooks.” Advance tickets for the final party on New Year’s Eve, which will feature DJs like John Digiweed and Tara Brooks, are sold out, but some may be available at the door.
Shake Shack is coming to Harlem
The first Harlem location of Shake Shack is set to open on December 18 at 1 West 125th St. at Fifth Avenue. Unique to the location, there will be a concrete called “125th Treat” that will contain snickerdoodle cookies from Harlem’s own Lady Lexis Sweets. Harlem Brewing Company will also be featured in the beer lineup. On opening day, 25 percent of proceeds will be donated to the local nonprofit Harlem Grown.
Other closings, reopenings, and coming attractions
Superfood company Four Sigmatic will open a location of its Shroom Room café in the upcoming LES food hall project the Market Line, serving mushroom-laced beverages. The original location is in LA. A new fast-casual Mediterranean spot called Empire Gyro, which will be open 24 hours, is set to open around Christmas at 200 Allen St. In East Village, an awning has arrived at 20 Avenue A for Alphabet Pizza, a new slice shop hawking pizza for 99 cents. After closing for a few days due to kitchen repairs, Chinese takeout spot the China Star at 145 First Ave. will reopen this week, and the ViVi Bubble Tea outpost on Allen St. reopened after the DOH ordered it closed on October 1 following an inspection. But another East Village Chinese takeout spot, China Wok, shuttered permanently.
Bombay Bread Bar kicks off new brunch offerings
Chef Floyd Cardoz will now serve tiffins, stackable metal lunch boxes filled with various small dishes, for brunch at his Soho restaurant Bombay Bread Bar. There will be three different tiffins, including a street food variation for $48 that will contain snacks like shishito pakoras, samosa chaat, and green chickpea chaat. There is also a “savory cereal” tiffin ($48) and an egg and meat variation ($52) with scrambled eggs and ground lamb as well as chicken tikka with split pea curry. Large format brunch cocktails that serve four will also be available for $46.