[EVG file photo from December 2011]
As we noted back on June 16, First Avenue Pierogi and Deli is closing. Today is the last day.
After 30 years here at 130 First Ave. near St. Mark's Place, proprietor Wieslawa Kurowycky and her family decided to retire.
While a rent hike can't be blamed (the Kurowycky family owns the building), sales have fallen in the past few years, as DNAinfo pointed out.
Otherwise ... per DNAinfo:
Kurowycky said she is looking forward to relaxing and spending time with her family.
“We’ve had a good run and it’s time for us to leave [and] take a break,” she said.
The shop will be missed.
Previously on EV Grieve:
After 30 years, First Avenue Pierogi and Deli is closing