Mysterious, Likely Trendy Restaurant Opening on Essex Street

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The former home of the M. Katz & Sons furniture store at 146 Essex Street will soon be home to a very prettily designed restaurant, reports Bowery Boogie. The plywood-clad building bears a work permit issued to one Hecho, Inc., a restaurant design and construction team whose website brags about their work on the Box, Bobo, and Stanton Social. The endeavor, still in its early stages, is shrouded in secrecy (Hecho wouldn’t comment), but an insider close to the project tells us that the folks involved are “pretty big people” in the food world. [Bowery Boogie]