Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Outside Punjabi Grocery & Deli: Where are the cabs?

The East Houston construction project continues... apparently there's work to do on along East First Street too... the path between Avenue A and First Avenue has been a mess...




Something noticeable missing here: Cabs. Punjabi Grocery & Deli is, of course, a favorite stop for cab drivers to get tea and some affordable vegetarian food... not to mention use the restroom...



I'm not sure how long First Street will be a mess... I'm wondering what kind of impact this will have on Punjabi's business...




I was ready to duck inside the other day, and saw a healthy crowd inside ... enough to deter me from going in... the cab drivers seemingly just have to park a little further away for now...



Previously on EV Grieve:
Coming soon to East Houston: Construction, hell, rodent control stations

Long-threatened East Houston reconstruction starting this month

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was going to respond to your initial question asking where the cabs were and saw you answered yourself. The cabs and cabbies are still there and business in the deli seems good. I picked up some samosas, rice, and sweets there last week and there were at least three other diners there from what I saw at first glance. Please don't tell me the plan is to uproot the trees over there and demolish that itty bitty park. Do you know what the plans are for that street?

EV Grieve said...

I don't know all the plans... Need to dig those up...

Bowery Boogie said...

funny that you post this. just yesterday, there was a whole convention of cabbies parked there. it was a crazy sight to say the least.

Billy said...

Please God don't let this continue through to 1st Street b/w 1st and 2nd.

EV Grieve said...

@Billy

No plans for work on 1st between 1st ave and second ave.

Anonymous said...

Their stupid trucks were totally blocking the crosswalk sign at 1st and 1st, I had to sit there forever because I didn't understand that you could walk while the traffic light was green

Larry Slade said...

BTW: They (someone) have been upgrading the park on the North side of Houston between 1st & 2nd Avenues.
A path, new plants. Will it be open to the public?