Monday, October 24, 2016
The landlord has taken legal possession of the space that housed Virgola at 111 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue...
This was pretty quick (compared to how long the situation has dragged on over at 198 Avenue A with Empire Biscuit). The wine-oyster bar just opened last December.
As previously noted, there was ample oyster competition here, as the well-established Desnuda is across the street. And the wine bar Ruffian, with a broader menu, opened at 125 E. Seventh St., around the same time as Virgola.
Meanwhile, the proposed location for a Virgola outpost on Avenue B isn't happening.
[221 Avenue B]
The original Virgola opened three years ago on Greenwich Avenue. And Virgola has expanded nationwide with locations in Florida, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, according to the Virgola USA website.
So far Virgola has not responded to our query about the closure.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Oysters coming to the former Bourgeois Pig space on East 7th Street