Friday, September 9, 2016
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Workers have removed the plywood from outside 97 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue...
The owners of St. Dymphna's down the block are opening a Portuguese restaurant called Taberna 97 in this space.
The restaurant has an Instagram account, which notes they will be a "Leed Certified ... Sustainable Kitchen." No word on an opening date. (DNAinfo reported in March 2015 that the owners were hoping for a July 2015 opening.)
The space was previously home to Yaffa Cafe, which closed for good after 31 years in September 2014, as we first reported.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Yaffa Cafe is officially gone; back garden dismantled
More about Yaffa Cafe closing
St. Dymphna's owners look to take over the former Yaffa Cafe space on St. Mark's Place