Workers have cleared out Winebar at 65 Second Ave. between East Third Street and East Fourth Street... and the signage is up to note the incoming concept: plant-based pizza and a wine bar from chef Matthew Kenney...
The new place is called 00 + Co., where Kenney will be "crafting the future of food®" ... (per the sign).
Here's an explanation on the name via Latest Vegan News:
[I]t refers to the high quality flour the team will be using in the pizza dough. As far as cheese, 00 + Co will incorporate a variety of nut-based creations. All pizzas will be wood-fired, of course, and the emphasis “will be on pizza with an abundance of vegetables, pestos and other condiments complementary to the spirit of traditional pizza,” Kenney’s team says.
Raymond Azzi, who owned Winebar, is a partner in 00 + Co. The restaurant is on this month's CB3/SLA docket for a beer-wine license.
Slightly off topic, but who misses Viva Herbal Pizzeria?