A nearby building that housed Oliver & Rose, their event/private dinner space and second kitchen, sold recently, so the beloved bistro is building out another spot in the East Village neighborhood its called home since 2004.
The 1,500-square-foot storefront, at 721 8th Avenue, already has an operational kitchen; co-owners Alison McGrath and John Clute are working to transform the dining room by May, when they'll start holding regular dinner parties and events in the space.
Another component of the yet-unnamed eatery will likely be ready by Fall 2015, a French-inspired creperie that will serve an all day menu of sweet and savory crepes, made from wheat flour and buckwheat flour, in both traditional and seasonal flavors, prepared behind a walk-up window. They'll also sell housemade pastries, composed salads and retail items related to crepes.
Coffee, beer and wine will be available to enjoy on a new awning-covered sidewalk patio or inside the 30-seat dining room.