Friday, October 11, 2013

Why is Vella Market closed?

[Photo via @andrewketler]

Several readers have pointed put that Vella Market has been closed on Avenue B and East Fourth Street... There isn't a note on the gate about a temporary closure... and their phone just rings and rings... Anyone hear anything about Vella? We rather like/liked this place, which just opened in April.

The previous tenant, Kate's Joint, the 16-year-old vegetarian eatery, closed in April 2012.


~evilsugar25 said...

NO!!!! I really liked this place too!! I was just in there recently!

Anonymous said...

From what I heard they've been in a dispute with their landlord over backpay on rent. However, they only just got their license to sell alcohol last week and are starting to make back what they owe.

I was told they should be open again soon.

On a side note- the guys (and girl) there are super nice every time I've been in.

Anonymous said...

I love this place. Much nicer employees than Gracefully and the same items at a lesser price.

Anonymous said...

I fucking love those people. Good luck to them! They do good business and the owner seems to know what he's doing so I'm sure they'll make it happen. Bummed to see it was closed all weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I hope they will be able to open again! Nice people and better selection than the neighboring places.