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Creative Egg Sandwich Shop with Cocktails Planned for Lower East Side

By Serena Solomon | October 2, 2013 12:19pm
 The Egg Shop is hoping to open at 43 Canal St.
The Egg Shop is hoping to open at 43 Canal St.
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LOWER EAST SIDE — An egg sandwich-themed eatery is the latest spot to try to crack open the Lower East Side's restaurant scene.

The Egg Shop, at 43 Canal St., will whisk up both classic egg sandwiches and creative variations, along with other breakfast items such as granola, owners Demetri Makoulis and Sarah Schneider said.

"We are trying some new formulas because egg and bread are a very rich foundation to build upon," said Makoulis, 33, who has lived in the neighborhood for almost 10 years and works as a film producer.

"We have a few more forward-thinking takes on the egg sandwich that will be suitable for the afternoon as well," he added, though he didn't reveal specifics. "You will get your classics eggs, cheese and meat sandwich made with the finest ingredients."

The store is applying for a full liquor license so brunch-style cocktails can be served, Makoulis said. He and Schneider have submitted a liquor license application to Community Board 3 and hope to be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday and 7 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday.

"We want to be able to offer folks a good cocktail with an egg sandwich like a michelada [a Mexican beer cocktail] or a bloody mary," Makoulis said, adding that he has no intentions of opening a bar.

The venue will not have live music, according to the CB3 documents.

The Canal Street space was previously a photocopy store, and no construction permits have been filed yet, according to the Department of Buildings website.