Thursday, May 23, 2019

It's official: San Loco is returning to the East Village

San Loco is now the proud new tenant of 111 Avenue C between Seventh Street and Eighth Street.

In an email yesterday, San Loco co-owner Kimo Hing shared the news that they have officially taken possession of the space — "soon to be a San Loco, back in the East Village!"

As we first we first reported on April 26, San Loco was on this month's CB3 agenda for a new liquor license for the currently vacant 111 Avenue C, which was until February, the tapas joint Marcha Cocina.

However, San Loco had yet to sign a lease. But all is a go now with that as well as a favorable CB3 recommendation.

San Loco had a longtime presence in the East Village, starting in 1986 on Second Avenue before later moving across the street to 124 Second Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place. That outpost closed in June 2017 due to a rent increase that was unsustainable, per co-owner Jill Hing. The Avenue A San Loco closed in 2014 after 15 years in business.

[124 2nd Ave. in June 2017]

The quick-serve Tex-Mex restaurant also has a location on Stanton Street.

No word just yet on an opening date, per Kimo Hing.


Neighbor said...

Awesome! This is great news. Solid food owned by long time local operators.

Anonymous said...

This is great news!

Fuzzball said...

Carnitas guaco loco with hot sauce, please. Hooray!!

Unknown said...

Ive been eating at San Loco since 1987.a taco was $1!

Anonymous said...

Any updates on their paperwork and an opening date? Last I heard they were waiting on the city to open. I imagine they are losing a lot of money on rent.