Monday, July 22, 2019
Nolita Pizza debuts on 2nd Avenue
Nolita Pizza debuted over the weekend at 128 Second Ave. here between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.
EVG regular Lola Sáenz shared these photos from Saturday...
We're told that Tony Salihaj (far left), one of the owners here, was also an owner of the well-regarded Bleecker Street Pizza. (He made headlines in September 2015 for creating a papal pizza ahead of the Pope's visit to NYC.)
In an email, Salihaj said that Bleecker Street Pizza was sold, and that he was very happy now to be in the East Village.
Aside from pizza, they offer dishes such as baked ziti and chicken parm and a variety of salads. You can find their website here with more menu items. (The website lists a Kenmare Street location as well.)
Kati Roll Company closed here in April after two-plus years selling Indian street food.
The longtime previous tenant at the address, The Stage, the 35-year-old lunch counter, closed in March 2015. Stage owner Roman Diakun had been involved in an ongoing legal/eviction battle with Icon Realty, who took over as the landlord. (You can read that background here.)
The signage has arrived...
[Photo by Steven]