Monday, August 8, 2016

Former Barbone space for rent on Avenue B



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.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This saddens me, although I did not go to Barbone often I alway enjoyed the food and vibe of the place. I hope it is not replaced by a loud millennial restaurant of bar and I hope the church moving into the "Hub" directly across Ave B invokes the 200 feet law.

Goggla said...

Nooo! This was my favorite special spot in the EV. Wonderful food, nice atmosphere and top service. I went here for special occasions like my birthday and felt it was and adult oasis. They will be sorely missed.

Anonymous said...

LOVED the papardelle bolognese there. Damn.

Anonymous said...

I've eaten here several times over the years (most recently this past May); the food was always consistently very good and, who I believe to be the owner, was always very kind and gracious as was the staff. It would be great if they could find another location in the neighborhood.

Christopher Pelham said...

I hadn't been lately, mostly because we prefer to go south rsther than north, but in years past I went a number of times and always thought the food and service were a good value.

Anonymous said...

Barbone will be sorely missed!

Unknown said...

Any word on whether the owner will open a new place elsewhere?