The man who jumped out of Sarabeth’s freezer was facing murder charges
More information is out about the man who somehow ended up in the walk-in freezer at Sarabeth’s on the Upper West Side, started swinging a knife at staff, and then died at the hospital later. Reportedly, Carlton Henderson was facing murder charges of two Boston men and was out on bail. It’s still unknown, though, how he ended up in NYC and at Sarabeth’s, though it has come out that he died of a heart attack. Sarabeth’s issued a statement saying it’s back open and grateful that none of its employees or guests were hurt.
Union Fare has shuttered to be a private event space
Union Fare, the Union Square restaurant perhaps most known for its Instagram ploy of a birthday croissant, has closed. A note on the website says the space will reopen on September 1 for private events.
Van Leeuwen has closed its first investment round
Rapidly expanding ice cream brand Van Leeuwen has just finished a Series A investment round, though hasn’t released how much capital was raised. The money will go toward an incredibly ambitious goal: having a pint presence in all 50 states by April 2019.
Some new developments on the LES and UWS
The rice noodle cart at the corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street has been gone for a few weeks, but is confirmed to return this fall after the owner recovers from knee surgery. On the Upper West Side, a location of American restaurant Friedman’s is coming to 130 West 72nd St. Nearby at 410 Columbus Ave., cupcakery Billy’s Bakery will open.