Monday, August 8, 2016
Barbone, the low-key Italian restaurant on Avenue B, closed after 10 years in June — a victim of Cromanization.
Landlord Steve Croman reportedly would not renew Barbone's lease. So owner Alberto Ibrahimi decided to get evicted instead.
Ibrahimi told Bedford and Bowery back in June: "We could not get a new lease. Knowing I wouldn’t get my security deposit back I decided not to pay the rent until eviction."
On Friday, the rent signs arrived at the space between 11th Street and 12th Street. Will be curious to see what the asking rent is for the restaurant, which includes a rear garden.