Monday, April 3, 2017
Every restaurant with an outdoor cafe seemed to be doing brisk business yesterday ... then we looked in Extra Place, the pedestrian walkway off First Street between the Bowery and Second Avenue.
Red Hook Lobster Pound, which opened at 16 Extra Place in April 2014, didn't appear to be open. And they have outdoor seating.
Sure enough... a sign on the door says that are closed until further notice...
It appears to be a more permanent closure. The Extra Place address has been scrubbed from the Red Hook website.
It could be a seasonal closing... however, Red Hook's Montauk location has a "closed for the season" message next to its address.
As previously reported, nothing has really worked in the former alley that ran behind CBGB...
A handful of restaurants and businesses have come and gone in recent years. Only David Chang's Momofuku Ko remains.
Ten years have passed since we first heard about Avalon Bowery Place's plan to make Extra Place "a slice of the Left Bank, a pedestrian mall lined with interesting boutiques and cafes."
Previously on EV Grieve:
With new restaurant opening, will Extra Place finally become a dining destination?
Extra Place now officially a Dead End
Extra Place and Heidi currently 'closed for renovation' in Extra Place
Red Hook Lobster Pound in the works for Extra Place