[Photo by Fenton Lawless]
Benny's Burrito's closed for good after service on Nov. 29, as we first reported.
However, the small consolation was that Benny's would still offer food to go and make deliveries from a small storefront adjacent to the restaurant space here on Avenue A and East Sixth Street.
Now, though, that too comes to an end: tonight is the last night for the to-go business. (If you're thinking about ordering a last Benny's meal: They don't have everything left in stock, things like vegetables.)
Back in November, owner Mark Merker told Lisha Arino at DNAinfo that Benny's has had trouble staying afloat, as costs and rents rose while competition increased from Chipotle and other restaurants that served burritos.
Benny's first opened in the East Village in 1988.
Well...to all our customers for so many years I'd like to thank you for coming to Benny's Burritos East— Benny's Burritos (@BennysBurritos1) February 26, 2015
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Benny's Burritos is closing; will offer take-out only service (50 comments)