An East First Street tipster notes work in recent days at the former BARA space between First Avenue and Second Avenue...
The in-progress signage on the doors shows offerings such as empanadas, tacos and burritos — to dine in, take out or delivery
BARA, a French/Japanese bar-restaurant that we happened to really like, closed after service on June 11. A sign on the door read, "BARA is permanently closed. Bummer, right?"
Turns out this will be a second outpost for Esperanto ... the mainstay on Avenue C and Ninth Street is expanding with the opening of Esperanto Fonda here, the Post reports.