Thursday, June 28, 2018

Korilla BBQ has closed on 3rd Avenue

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...

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


Walter said...

This block lost all of its appeal after Continental Divide* and the St. Marks bookstore closed. *

Anonymous said...

Oh, Korilla, find a place in the neighborhood!! Their food was delicious and reasonably priced.

Anonymous said...

I'm really going to miss their bbq, pickled vegetables and kale salad. Hope to see them reopen somewhere in the area. There are so many vacant storefronts. What about the old Maryanne's spot on 2nd Ave & 5th St?

Eden Bee said...

I think Rose and Basil on east 7th closed too.

Anonymous said...

I hated the tiger stripes on the facade at first - but they've grown on me.

Anonymous said...

Re: Maryanne’s spot

Restaurants have been opening and closing along 2nd Ave between 4th St and 7th St at an alarming rate for the past several years. There just doesn’t seem to be enough foot traffic to pull in customers. Korilla, with an already established customer base, may do well @5th St, but the location seems to be too far off the beaten path. Old, established restaurants have survived (Black Ant, Nomad) but they may have long term leases that are more tenable.

Gojira said...

Agreed, Anon. 2:12 PM, the stripes were never my favorite, but I would take them any minute of any hour of any day over what will be replacing them.

Anonymous said...

Funny how real estate constantly appropriates whatever people like and then destroys it. As if planned.