Despite a crowdsourcing fundraiser that raised some $16,000, Kasadela's owners were unable to reopen. They held a farewell party at this location in December.
The owners explained it all in a blog post back in December:
It hurts us deeply to announce our official closure from 647 E. 11th street ... As some of you already know we suffered greatly from Sandy and though we tried all that we could to re-open our current circumstance just won't allow that to happen ... The forces that led to this decision making were many, but ultimately it was the LACK of support from our Landlord and building management ...
As far as relocation is concerned we're currently fundraising to make that happen; the economic injury we've sustained prompted a dear friend to launch a donation account for Kasadela on GoFundMe and we've applied for a small business loan offered as Sandy relief. We haven't received any coverage from insurance and the costs of renovating far exceed what we've earned. The process of re-opening will take some time and great effort, so please keep us in your thoughts and we greatly appreciate all the support we have and will continue to receive.