Saturday, November 29, 2014
Benny's Burritos closes for good after tonight
As we first reported on Tuesday, Avenue A mainstay Benny's Burritos is closing after service tonight.
However, Benny's will still offer food to go and make deliveries from a small storefront adjacent to the restaurant space here on Avenue A and East Sixth Street.
Lisha Arino at DNAinfo talked with owner Mark Merker about the closure. The restaurant has had trouble staying afloat, as costs and rents rose while competition increased from Chipotle and other restaurants that served burritos, Merker said.
No word on the next tenant. There are for rent signs now above the storefront.
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Benny's Burritos is closing; will offer take-out only service (50 comments)