Friday, September 30, 2016

The former Schnitz space is for rent



Shepard Fairey is wrapping up work on his mural on East 11th Street at First Avenue... above the space that housed Schnitz.

Several people said that they weren't aware that the sandwich specialists had closed.

We noted on Sept. 2 that the quick-serve restaurant hadn't been open in several weeks ... and that the storefront was listed for rent online.

The retail space for lease sign has been up for maybe two weeks now. According to the listing (PDF) at RKF, the asking rent is roughly $9,100 a month.

No one from Schnitz has responded about the closure via social media yet.

Schnitz, which served old-fashioned schnitzel sandwiches with unconventional toppings, opened here in March 2014. This was the first permanent retail space for Schnitz after gaining a following at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg and Dumbo.

10 comments:

Michael Ivan said...

Too many cutesie food places.. You need to either have an amazing tasty offering, or provide a fullish meal for value to last, ideally both.

Anonymous said...

How long was Victors Meat Market in that space, 75 years ?

This is one fucked up city now.

Anonymous said...

I went once. I'm not being a jerk when I say: it wasn't memorable.

cmarrtyy said...

Somebody said they didn't know that it closed. I didn't know that it was open. And I walk by there everyday. No energy. No juice. No customers. No offense. Goodbye. Next!

Anonymous said...

Victor's was actually on 13th and 1st but point well taken...

Anonymous said...

This was the Something Sweet bakery, which sadly couldn't make the rent, coupled with the owner's illness, was in business for over 30 years. Unlike this shite Schnitz.

Scuba Diva said...

At 4:12, Anonymous said:

This was the Something Sweet bakery, which sadly couldn't make the rent, coupled with the owner's illness, was in business for over 30 years. Unlike this shite Schnitz.

Actually, before "Something Sweet" this was Black Forest Bakery. (I'm not wrong about this; Black Forest was there at least through the 80s and 90s.)

Nobody said...

This sounds like these shiznits got a buy-off.

I pass by a lots of these places in all areas. And 50% are open windowed, bars too. I don't know how they stay in business with such low turnout. These places seem to operate like mafia social clubs. Or vessels to launder money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFKDmCbfMS4

Gojira said...

You are correct, Scuba Diva, it was the Black Forest Bakery decades ago. I have relatives from the Black Forest, so I always loved going there. Then it turned into Something Sweet, again for many years, and then we lost it to a place that can't even make it for two. Sad.

Donnie Moder said...

I loved the food at Schnitz. But most folks do not like really fatty food, which this was, well prepared, tasty fatty food.