It looks as if the Meatball Factory has served its last Meatball... at least for now...
Right under our noses at the Times today:
The Hole gallery opens a conceptual pop-up restaurant called Hole Foods, with a 40-person dinner. The artist Joe Grillo designed the Day-Glo-colored space.
Hole Foods, 231 Second Avenue. Saturday from 8 p.m. Invitation only.
It's the new (previously) secret project from The Hole Gallery on the Bowery. And this explains why several tipsters insisted that the Meatball Factory was a goner.
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Renovations for the Meatball Factory