Monday, November 18, 2019
Former Neapolitan Express space for rent on 2nd Avenue; or buy the whole the whole building
Officially closing the book on Neapolitan Express.
The pizzeria on Second Avenue between First Street and Second Street went dark back in the early summer... however, it looked as if the food-truck portion of the business was still using the space for something.
Now, though, a for rent sign arrived on the storefront last week.
Neapolitan Express opened here in February 2018. The company started its business life as a food truck. Per the Neapolitan website: "Originally launched in 2013 as the world’s first Eco Friendly Food Truck, Neapolitan Express was officially introduced by lead investors, energy innovators and business tycoons T. Boone Pickens of Clean Energy Fuels and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg L.P."
The food trucks are still in operation around the city ... as are two locations — one in Midtown and one in the Financial District.
Aside from the retail space being for rent, the building recently arrived on the sales market. The four-story, four-unit 29 Second Ave. has an ask of $8.5 million. Per the listing: "The building is by far the most flawlessly renovated walk-up building in the East Village."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Neapolitan Express comes to a halt for now on 2nd Avenue
Looking at the new-look 29 Second Ave.