[EVG photo from June]
Eiyo Bowl, a vegan quick-serve restaurant specializing in acai and rice bowls, will be the first tenant at 131 First Ave. (now going by 82 St. Mark's Place).
Here's more via news release (h/t Upper West Sider!):
The restaurant capitalizes on the quick-serving of foods from multi-cooking pressure crockpots and a streamlined supply of frozen vegetables, fruits, and other ingredients, that allows a low overhead in food acquisition, preparation, and serving. A specialty of Eiyō Bowl includes “Matcha Acai”, an originally conceived item that blends acai, matcha powder, coconut milk and banana.
Workers have been gutting the single-level structure ... and dividing the storefront into three retail spaces. No word yet on who the other two tenants might be for this corner space.
The previous tenant, Foot Gear Plus, closed last year at this time after nearly 40 years in business.
Previously on EV Grieve:
After nearly 40 years, Foot Gear Plus is closing on 1st Avenue and St. Mark's Place
What's next for 131 1st Ave., the former Foot Gear Plus space?
A look at 131 1st Ave., currently being divided into 3 retail spaces
I'm betting they won't last 40 months.
they think this is a positive?
frozen vegetabs and fruits?
don't bother to open.
I’m still betting that a bubble tea and a noodle shop will be the other two tenants.
When does a neighbored stop being a neighborhood? When shitty tourist focused businesses open like these.
Enough with the "bowls" already! Tossing a bunch of mostly cheap pre-made ingredients together is not a thing as a kind of food, unless its a salad maybe.
The 'neighborhood' you speak so highly of DID NOT support the shore store. Its that simple. People were opposed to an Amazon HQ in Queens but they sure love buying from them. Any retail store that tries to sell items that can be bought online for less with free shipping cannot thrive (or even survive for long) in 2019 and beyond. That's why coffee, bars, food, gyms, salons etc are everywhere. There is entirely too much retail space in the East Village/NYC as it is. These stores are never coming back.
Why?? Is this a neighborhood without places to get a quick meal? There seems to be a food / bowl place on 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets that from my observation is struggling and may not last very long.
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