Is a Russ & Daughters Café in the Works?

Possibly expanding. Photo: Courtesy of Russ & Daughters

The inclusion of "Russ and Daughters Café" on a recent Community Board agenda got people very excited, briefly: A new café outpost possibly headed to 127 Orchard Street could harken back to the good ol' days when Russ & Daughters catered to hungry customers late into the night (the shop shortened its hours in the seventies when the LES was a not-terrific place to be at one in the morning). Now, though, late-night bagels with caviar would no doubt play very well in the neighborhood. Sadly, a rep for Russ & Daughters tells Grub Street that the inclusion was a mistake, though they didn't elaborate and didn't deny that they could have something in the works  meaning it's possible they're just trying to keep the project under wraps for the time being. [Bowery Boogie]