Orchard House to Open as Alegre With Aaron Sanchez
It looks like it was more than “electrical repairs” that shuttered Orchard House in the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie reports that the empty-since-January building on 146 Orchard Street will be taken over by Peter Chimos, the owner of Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse in Midtown, along with Food Network's Aaron Sanchez.
The 35-table restaurant and bar is said to focus on Mexican fare and will be called Alegre. [BB]