Monday, November 14, 2016
[Photo Friday by EVG reader Steph]
On Friday morning, EVG reader Steph wrote in with news of [another] name change for the restaurant on the southwest corner of Sixth Street and First Avenue.
Please welcome Spicewala Bar Indian Cuisine...
So, to recap.
The space that houses East Village Burritos & Bar, on the corner, and Apna Masala next door on the Sixth Street side, have been closed since late September. A sign on the door point to "construction work."
After Banjara left the corner in 2013, Figaro Villaggio, an Italian bar-restaurant, opened in January 2014. They later changed the name to Figaro Cafe Bistro Bar & Grill and, by November 2014, gave up part of the space to an Apna Masala. (All from the same owners, as we understand it.)
Then in March 2015, Figaro Cafe Bistro Bar & Grill changed its names/concepts to La Esquina Bar & Grill ... then the name evolved to La Esquina Burritos and Bar ... and eventually East Village Burritos & Bar. And now, Spicewala Bar Indian Cuisine.
Meanwhile, the Apna Masala signage remains up... for now.