[Photo yesterday by Steven]
After nearly five years on Avenue A, Arepa Factory has closed here between Ninth Street and 10th Street.
Ownership made the announcement via an email to customers (H/T John for the email!). They didn't offer a reason for the closure:
We are unfortunately closing our doors at the 147 Avenue A location in our beloved East Village and want to thank our amazing guests for the loyal support you have shown us over the past years.
Business overall must be OK as they also announced that they are opening two new locations soon. In addition, they have an outpost at the Turnstyle Underground Market in the Columbus Circle Subway Station.
The quick-serve Venezuelan restaurant opened in October 2015.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• Arepa Factory coming soon to Avenue A