Korilla BBQ is the latest business to close on the northeast corner of St. Mark's Place at Third Avenue.
They shut down last evening, making the announcement on Instagram...
Thank you #eastvillage for allowing us to open our first brick & mortar here but unfortunately tonight will be our last day as we make way for an office building. It’s been real and hope to see you guys at our other locations! — 📌 Downtown BK - 2 Metrotech Ctr 📌 Midtown East - 672 Lexington (@55-56th) 📌 Urbanspace Vanderbilt - 230 Park — #rip #kimchi #koreanfood #korilla #kbbq #eatbold #eatliveveggies #burrito #lunch #dinner #seasonal #kitchen
As the post states, Korilla's other locations will remain open... and their food trucks will stay in circulation.
Korilla opened here in October 2014, taking over the space from the throwback diner Archie & Sons.
Before opening that fall, the building was decked out in a building-high tiger-striped mural (reaction here) ...
Korilla joins the other now-former tenants on this corner to shut down — McDonald's and Papaya King. The Continental closes this weekend. The E Smoke Shop on the corner is moving down the block.
As previously reported, a seven-story, 66,000-square-foot office building with ground-floor retail is slated for this corner. Permits were filed on March 15 to demolish the low-rise buildings here at 3 St. Mark’s Place, 23 and 25-27 Third Avenue.
REEC picked up the 99-year leasehold for the properties for some $150 million, per The Real Deal last November. There still aren't any new building permits filed for the property, owned by the Gabay family.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Shake Shack effect? McDonald's on 3rd Avenue at St. Mark's Place has closed after 20 years
Report: Northeast corner of St. Mark's Place and 3rd Ave. fetching $50 million for development site
Report: NE corner of St. Mark's Place and 3rd Avenue will yield to a 7-story office building
Demolition permits filed for northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and St. Mark's Place
23 Third Ave. getting its stripes