Thursday, August 18, 2016

Plywood arrives for 131 Avenue A; new Cajun restaurant on the way?

Workers yesterday erected plywood around 131 Avenue A, the former 10 Degrees Bistro and Flea Market Cafe between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.

Back in December, CB3 OK'd a beer-wine license for the owners of Shoolbred's and Kingston Hall (and formerly Ninth Ward) on Second Avenue. The CB3 meeting notes refer to the new establishment as "a New Orleans Cajun restaurant." (Per the meeting notes, the applicants were seeking a full-liquor license; they also faced opposition from several nearby block associations.)

The space has been sitting dormant in recent months. There had reportedly been gas issues in the building, which ultimately led to the eviction/closure of next-door neighbors Nino's and Yoshi Sushi. Perhaps landlord Citi Urban has those gas issues resolved.

H/T Lola Sáenz

Previously on EV Grieve:
New-look Flea Market Cafe shows itself on Avenue A; reopens March 11

Flea Market Cafe reopens today, and here's the menu

Was the fire at Flea Market yesterday suspicious?

On Avenue A, Flea Market Cafe is now Ten Degrees Bistro

The Marshal seizes 10 Degrees Bistro on Avenue A

10 Degrees Bistro won't be reopening on Avenue A

Team behind Shoolbred's and Ninth Ward vying for 10 Degrees Bistro space on Avenue A


Anonymous said...

As Ave A evolves (or devolves) in a bro paradise filled with loud "restaurants" which happen to have several large TV's showing some sporting event continually, I have little faith that a restaurant serving anything more sophisticated than sliders and nachos will open here.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the gas issues are settled now that there is the possibility of getting in tenants paying twice as much.

Anonymous said...

Would like a reasonable, good Cajun restaurant around.
I miss Baby Jake's catfish poboy.

Anonymous said...

Still no gas.

Anonymous said...

The landlords are evil.

Anonymous said...

I hope the Muffuletta's are better than they were at Ninth Ward.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion it says something about the character of the owners of this "restaurant" that they would sign a lease with Jonas Realty when the residents of the building have been without gas for a year. Time for people to stop doing business with these type of landlords.

Anonymous said...

Most landlords in NYC are evil, especially in Manhattan. They are greedy and merciless assholes who probably takes baths in a tub of cash every night. Fuck, I wish I invested in property or had inherited something from family who actually had money.