Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Former Haveli Banjara space is being converted into an apartment on 2nd Avenue
The Haveli Banjara Indian Restaurant is officially done — at least at 100 Second Ave.
The restaurant has been closed since late October here between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. A "Sorry we are closed today" sign greeted potential customers for months.
Recently approved work permits with the city lists the following work happening at the address: "Convert first floor eating and drinking establishment into a residential apartment."
Public records show that the building changed hands in March for $6.1 million ... with the Highpoint Property Group listed as the new owner. The Group's other East Village properties include The Slater at 174-176 First Ave. and The Topanga at 202 Avenue A. And in keeping with the the theme, No. 100 goes by The Callahan.
One EVG source said that the previous landlord died. The building had been on the market since September 2017, with an original asking price of $8.6 million.
In November 2017, the restaurant's staff told patrons that they would be closing in early 2018, with the hopes of finding another location nearby.
Haveli was the oldest surviving Indian restaurant in the East Village, opening in 1987. Banjara moved in here in November 2013.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Haveli Banjara Indian Restaurant said to be closing and relocating early next year