Monday, August 15, 2016

Former Moonstruck Eatery for rent on Avenue A



The former diner space at 167 Avenue A is now for lease.

According to the listing at Eastern Consolidated, the asking rent is $150 per square foot... and the space between 10th Street and 11th Street is 3,680 square feet... (We heard that they are offering it for $35,000 a month. For real.)

The listing also notes that one of the neighbors is Isis Seafood. WTF?



There was talk of a fish market at 171 Avenue A some years ago.

Anyway.

Moonstruck Eatery closed in July after one year of business.


11 comments:

Morgan Tsvangirai said...

Whatever restaurant does decide to rent this place really needs to do something about the ambience--particularly in the front of the space. The decor definitely didn't fit for a diner and barely fit for the Greek place that was there before. The entrance also didn't have much sidewalk appeal either which is why all of these restaurants have failed here. Gotta brighten it up, open up the doors/windows, and make it look like people are actually eating there.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Morgan. I never patronized Moonstruck because the exterior was so unappealing. It literally kept me from going inside. Whoever moves in needs to lighten up the exterior. It wasn't inviting.

Anonymous said...

This place will forever be "C'Mon Truck" to me.

Cory said...

Aw man, this is a bummer. This address is a revolving door. I actually really liked the Greek place that was here before, but agree with all of the other comments... the front of the building and the dark bar at the entrance made it very uninviting.

At this point, Tompkins Square Bagels should just suck it up and expand into this space.

cmarrtyy said...

It's not just the restaurant itself that's unattractive, it's the block from Westville on down. It's filthy, strewn with trash and overflowing garbage cans. Why would anyone want to go there? And it's not just this block. The whole EV is getting to look like the 70s.

BagelGuy said...
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BagelGuy said...

@Cory. If I were paying the rent on just that space, I would not be in business. So both is not an option. You can not make it on that rent in the EV. This isn't mid-town or the upper west side where foot traffic is constant , there are gazzilions of businesses to make a giant breakfast/lunch crowd, sky scrapers, train stops, etc. EV landlords need to get that through there extra thick skulls. If we are lucky, our weekends get us by. If we aren't as lucky, we wind up on an EV Grieve closing post.

Goggla said...

@10:47 - same here!

Its brief run as a Greek place was really good. It's a shame they couldn't make it work.

Anonymous said...

agh i used to love the Mexican place that was here, what was that place called? The decor and food were was awesome !!!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't bespoke enough for hipsters or br0-y enough for the br0s so it fell never really found a big audience, which made it charming. Food was good and you could actually have a conversation. I'll miss it.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

You people are right about the 167 space it needs a major renovation to open it up so it looks like there are people in there. Like Tompkins Square Bagels, Hifi, and Westville do it.

Ah, ISIS Seafood, yes. When I got to this block that space first it was Alphabet Kitchen, then something else, then ISIS Seafood, then I forget, then B.A.D. Burger, now Soothesayer. I don't think Soothesayer is gonna make it, but they might.

Those other places listed as neighbors? Pretty far away. The real neighbors are Flinders Lane (blah), Westville, Hifi, Tompkins Square Bagels, 7-Eleven (yuk), and Horus Cafe (blah).

AT $35,000 a month, it will sit empty for a very long time, because our block association will "block" any liquor license attempts. So landlord is just gonna write this one off for a while, methinks.