Thursday, June 25, 2015
EVG correspondent Steven notes that the sign's up for the new food place at 36 St. Mark's Place ... and as you can see, Belgian fries will be the speciality of the house here between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.
Perhaps this will make up for the loss of Pommes Frites, whose home of 18 years was destroyed in the deadly Second Avenue gas explosion this past March 26. (The Pommes Frites owners will reopen near Washington Square Park after finding a bigger space with lower rents on MacDougal Street.)
The previous tenant here, Fasta ("Pasta Your Way"), lasted less than six weeks in business.
The previous tenant, the $1.50 branch of 2 Bros. Pizza, closed in February. As we understand it, the owners of 2 Bros. still hold the lease on this space.
And h/t EVG reader Russell!
Updated 2 p.m.
Word is they will open in the next day or two... and a reader shared the Friterie website.
Here are the sauces...
Updated 6:03 p.m.
A reader tells us that they are opening tonight. Right now!
Previously on EV Grieve:
With space too expensive in the East Village, Pommes Frites will reopen on MacDougal Street
Pasta in the works for St. Mark's Place