Mess Around Downtown: May 3, 2010


Welcome back to Mess Around Downtown!

Hello Downtowners. Below are new establishments that have moved into the neighborhood in the last couple of weeks. You can find anything you need with our handy Downtown Directory. Don’t be afraid to email me at Thanks.


Crepes Du Nord – 17 South William Street: 212-422-9500

The people of Smorgas Chef are behind this cozy little creperie. The menu abounds with both savory and sweet filled crepes made with organic buckwheat flour. Try their signature crepe, which involves smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and dill cream. If your sweet tooth is hounding you then go for the Nutella and banana or the Brie and fresh pear. Fresh ingredients, an excellent wine list, and the atmosphere make this a nice place for a date.


Muscle Maker Grill – 10 Murray Street: 212-962-1813

The food here won’t make you grow muscles but it does provide a menu full of healthy options for your post-workout meal. They’ll even serve you if you don’t work out and just want to eat. They’ve got salads, wraps low on carbs, pastas made with reduced fat sauces, vegetarian choices and entrees boasting reduced-fat cheeses. Protein shakes for desert anyone?


Chipotle – 111 Fulton Street: 212-964-0435

This, the third Chipotle to join the neighborhood, is serving up classic Chipotle burritos, barbacoas, and salads. Kudos to this store for selling $5 dollar meals all day on its first day of business. The line around the block was for a good reason as all of the proceeds went to City Harvest, a reputable and worthy organization in NYC.


Majestic Beauty Salon –30 Ann Street: 212-732-9132

The lovely stylists at Majestic specialize in men’s and women’s haircuts, eyebrow threading, coloring and lash extensions. Walk-ins are welcome but just to be safe you should make an appointment.


Different Names, Same Services Alert

Valley National Bank at 120 Broadway has officially taken over the dissolved Liberty Pointe Bank.

Holiday Inn at 51 Nassau has taken over this hotel that was formerly The Hotel Reserve.


Vacancy Alert

Eamonn’s of Brooklyn at 41 Murray Street has closed.


As Always, thank you for being on the lookout and please continue to send any changes you come across to