The plywood is off at El Camion, formerly the Raven, 194 Avenue A at 12th Street.
According to a readers, there's a full bar with nine seats ... and 18 tables packed side by side — not an inch between them. Another reader reported seeing some business types (owners? investors?) inside for a meal yesterday afternoon... But the place was sealed up last night...
Some residents on Avenue A and the nearby side streets are understandably nervous about what kind of crowd El Camion will attract... More on the low-key side, like Benny's, or more like, say, something in the Diablo Royale Este-Señor Swanky’s mix... Said a reader: "I am praying it'll be a nice, quiet little corner joint and not a loud hangout!"
Back in May, the CB3/SLA committee denied their application for a liquor license ... However, despite CB3's denial, the State Liquor Authority ultimately approved the license.
On Nov. 30, Patrick Hedlund wrote about El Camion at DNAinfo... Per his story:
"The man, who was listed in online records for the restaurant's corporate company but declined to provide his name, did confirm that the emphasis will be on food rather drinks, and that the space would close no later than midnight or 1 a.m. on weekends."
Meanwhile, someone affiliated with the restaurant has a Twitter account...
And here's another shot via EV Grieve reader Paul W...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Coming to 154 Avenue A: Mexican restaurant