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Turns out Yaffa Cafe at 97 St. Mark's Place will not be reopening after all.
They tweeted the news out last evening.
Bad news bears: Yaffa is officially gone. But good news: all recipes have moved to @SimoneMartiniNY on the corner!— Yaffa Cafe (@YaffaCafe) October 1, 2014
Apparently sister restaurant Simone on the corner at First Avenue will carry on for Yaffa.
As we first reported, the DOH temporarily closed the 32-year-old restaurant on Sept. 5. Making matters worse, the city ordered Yaffa's owners to shut down the backyard garden. (There isn't a secondary form of egress. So in case of a fire…)
However, despite the setbacks, Yaffa tweeted that they would be back in three months or so after renovations.
Meanwhile, workers yesterday dismantled the backyard garden, as these photos by EVG reader Sam Teichman show …
And the Google ad remains covering the Yaffa Cafe mural outside…
[Photo via John A. Cecil]
Previously on EV Grieve:
A Google ad now covers the iconic Yaffa Cafe mural on St. Mark's Place
Yaffa Cafe will be back, though likely without its backyard garden