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