Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Miscelanea NY announces June 16 closing date

[Photo by Stacie Joy from January]

Guillaume Guevara (pictured above) announced yesterday that he's closing up Miscelanea NY, his quick-serve Mexican cafe and shop at 63 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

He broke the news via Instagram... he didn't offer a specific reason for the closure, just that it was time to end "our project called Miscelanea NY."

Miscelanea NY opened in the summer of 2015, and drew praise for its tortas.

In an interview with EVG contributor Stacie Joy in January, Guevara had this to say about the East Village and his shop:

For many years I lived in the East Village. I [later] moved to Brooklyn, so opening my business in the East Village was a great way to remain connected with a neighborhood that I love. To me the East Village is the best neighborhood in Manhattan — it has everything one needs and a sense of friendship and community.

To me, Miscelanea is not just a Mexican store, it's an all-inclusive trip to Mexico. You can learn about the culture through our books, about the fashion through our clothes, and about the cuisine through our food. Everything we serve is 100 percent Mexican and homemade whenever possible. Even our coffee comes from Chiapas, Mexico.

Previously on EV Grieve:
A visit to Miscelanea NY on 4th Street


derek berg said...

Damn! This makes me very sad. A great neighbor and very warm presence on my block.

Anonymous said...

This sucks. Their food is out of this world good

Giovanni said...

The Bowery is like Chernobyl when it comes to retail, a toxic wasteland of high hopes and shattered dreams. I guess this is where Gelarto is headed next.

Anonymous said...

sooo sad!

Anonymous said...

This sucks! Such a cool spot.

Anonymous said...

I genuinely feel bad for anyone opening a place in the EV these days.

Anonymous said...

No! Say it isn't so. Too bad. Why are the most closures in the EV???

Anonymous said...

Sooooo sorry to see you go !
No justice.

sam_the_man said...

Those tortas were really really great. Such a great shop. Quintessentially EV. Good luck with whatever they’re doing next.