Monday, March 24, 2014
Renovations have started at the former 7A space on Avenue A and East Seventh Street. Workers removed the awning last Thursday.
… and the crew is gutting the interior…
The Avenue A mainstay closed on on Jan. 26. CB3 documents show that Paul Salmon, one of the restaurateurs behind Miss Lily's, the Jamaican bar and restaurant on West Houston, and Joe's Pub, will be overseeing the new restaurant's day-to-day operations.
While there have been rumors of a southern-themed restaurant with some part of 7A remaining in the name, there haven't been too many other details about what's next. We will be curious to see which route ownership goes to announce the details … maybe UrbanDaddy ("A New East Village Eatery with Balls — Meatballs.") Or perhaps the owners will take the more upscale route with a piece in the Dining & Wine section at the Times ("A New Look for an Old East Village Favorite. Hold the Punk, Pass the Lobster Pappardelle.")
Previously on EV Grieve:
Some part of 7A will stay in the new 7A's name
Details emerge about what's next for former the 7A, Odessa Cafe & Bar spaces
[Updated] Reader report: 7A will close at the end of the month