Owen for Business

Growler

Welcome back to Owen for Business!  I’m Michael Owen, and this will be the final installment of Owen for Business.  I’m leaving the Alliance to take a new position, but I’ll still be working in the neighborhood so I’ll be able to visit all the great retail spots I’ve visited and discussed over the past year.  If you see any new retailers or changes to existing retailers, please email us at tre@downtownny.com. Thanks!

The Growler – 15 South William Street, 917-409-0251 (Additional entrance on Stone Street)

The Growler is a new pub dedicated to dogs, the owners who love them, and of course – great beer.  While the official opening won’t be for a few weeks, The Growler opens every day at 5 PM to allow doggie lovers to sip a refreshing brew and get a taste of what will soon become their favorite local pub.  The interior is decorated with old photographs of dogs, and regulars who claim a stool and mug as their own will eventually be eligible to obtain a Growler Tag, to reap all the benefits of “regular” status.

Medhattan Immediate Medical Care – 106 Liberty Street, 855-782-8637

The medical staff of Medhattan all have a background in emergency medical care.  They felt that emergency room visits were often unnecessary, too costly, and patients needed a better option.  With the leadership of Doctor Leslie Miller, that vision has become a reality.  Medhattan patients receive expert care in an inviting and warm office, and the wait is never more than 15 minutes.

Samsara Café – 277 Water Street, 212-444-9443

The much-anticipated Samsara Café has finally opened.  Executive Chef Joshua Elliott’s menu includes prosciutto and fig flatbread, sweet and spicy house-made sausage, seared pork tenderloin and a variety of other succulent dishes with an international flair.

Spruce Street School (PS 397) – 12 Spruce Street, 212-266-4800

The Spruce Street School opened at the base of the 76-story Gehry tower this fall.  PS 397 is dedicated to educating pre-K to second graders and their mission is to “transform the youngest members of our local community into active members of our global community.”

Closings:

Lei Restaurant – 25 Peck Slip
Golden Krust Patties –  80 Nassau Street
Ralph’s Discount City – 80 Nassau Street (Lower Level)
Ciao Bella Gelato – 2 World Financial Center, 225 Liberty Street
Little Pie Company – 295 Greenwich Street