Calvin Tran is a forward-thinking designer that made his claim to fame on the Bravo show “Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection.” After coming in second place, Tran seemed to be doing pretty well. He opened a retail store in Chicago and New York City.
The NoLita store seemed to be doing well until it abruptly shut down in March 2011. ‘For Lease’ signs were up and Tran clothing was still inside the store! I’m guessing sales weren’t as great as they seemed. The spot has stayed vacant since.
I recently noticed there is a new sign in the window stating ‘Coming this autumn – The Grey Dog.’ The Grey Dog is a quaint restaurant that got its start on 33 Carmine St. Since then, they have opened two more spots and seem to continue to expand.
I contacted The Grey Dog and Peter Adrian was kind enough to respond. When I asked him why this spot was chosen, he replied, “We chose the location because we love the beauty & energy of the area. The space itself has a lot going for it too.” They are looking to be open in September.
Keep an eye out for the new The Grey Dog at 246 Mulberry Street, opening Fall 2011.