Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza vying for former Nicoletta space on 2nd Avenue and 10th Street
Looks like the Nicoletta space will remain a pizzeria on Second Avenue at 10th Street.
Reps for the ever-expanding Artichoke Basille’s Pizza chain, which started in the East Village, are on this month's CB3-SLA agenda for a liquor license for 201 E. 10th St.
This questionnaire for the Sept. 16 meeting isn't online yet. However, the name of Artichoke co-founder Francis Garcia is on the application posted at the CB3 website.
Renovations are currently underway at the former Nicoletta space, which had a sizable dining room and outdoor cafe. Artichoke's plans for the venue aren't immediately known.
This would mark the second East Village location for Artichoke, which moved from its original East Village home (circa 2008) on 14th to a larger space across the street in June 2017.
Artichoke has been expanding nationwide with multi-unit franchise deals, most recently opening in Oakland, Calif.
As for Nicoletta, the much-heralded pizzeria from Michael White closed last December at this address after six-plus years in business. They are still delivering pizzas from an undisclosed location.
This corner space on 10th Street and Second Avenue had been on the retail market with a nearly $18,000 monthly ask.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Artichoke appears to be moving into a new space on 14th Street
Report of an early-morning fire at 328 E. 14th St., home of Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
Artichoke Basille's Pizza signage arrives at new 14th Street location
FDNY says fire that started at Artichoke was accidental