Friday, March 3, 2017
As noted yesterday, Rustico, the cafe at 135 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street, has closed. And a source tells us that a rent increase was behind the closure.
Meanwhile, the owners were selling off what was left of the small restaurant yesterday.
And some of Rustico will be staying nearby... the owners of Paquito's, a few storefronts away at 143 First Ave., bought some of Rustico's tables and chairs...
[Photo last night by Raquel Shapira]
H/T Lola Sáenz