Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Canal Pizza opening in the former Cup & Saucer Luncheonette space on the LES
Going down to the Lower East Side for a moment ... where the signage has arrived for the new tenant on the northwest corner of Canal and Eldridge — Canal Pizza.
BoweryBoogie first reported on this yesterday...
The corner space had been home since 1940 to the Cup & Saucer Luncheonette.
According to the Lo-Down, a steep rent increase to $15,000 a month was too much for the owners (for the past 30-plus years), John Vasilopoulos and Nick Castanos, to make work. The classic diner closed back in July. There was some talk that the owners would revive the diner elsewhere. No word on how that's going.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Cup & Saucer Luncheonette closing next week on the LES
[EVG photo from 2011]