Thursday, January 12, 2017
The gate was down during business hours yesterday afternoon at Friterie Begian Fries, 36 St. Mark's Place.
A man putting a lock on the gate told EVG correspondent Steven that the business was done. Calls to the shop between Second Avenue and Third Avenue are directed to a message noting that this customer hasn't set up a voicemail box.
Meanwhile, the business that shares the address, Topoo Village Gifts (Best Head Shop in 2012 per the Voice) cleared out back in the summer. That space now has a for rent sign...
Friterie Belgian Fries opened in June 2015 ... in an attempt to fill the void after Pommes Frites was lost in the deadly Second Avenue gas explosion on March 26, 2015. (Pommes Frites reopened last May on MacDougal Street.)
The previous tenant here, Fasta ("Pasta Your Way"), lasted less than six weeks in business.
And before that, it was the $1.50 branch of 2 Bros. Pizza, which closed in February 2015.