Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Here's the sign that greets patrons at East 12th Osteria on First Avenue at 12th Street... the restaurant is relocating...
Chef/owner Roberto Deiaco served "elegant Northern Italian [fare] with a casual East Village vibe," per its social media description.
The relocation notice coincides with a posted Warning Seizure flyer via the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance...
The sign notes that the business has been seized for nonpayment of New York State Taxes.
The restaurant opened in March 2013. The space was previously held by the Fuji Apple deli, which closed in April 2011.
Thanks to dwg for the photos!
Updated 11:30 a.m.
Eater reports that the state seized it for more than $190,000 in unpaid taxes. "The restaurant ... had 14 open warrants from the government, mostly for unpaid sales tax."