Thursday, September 10, 2020

A deli for the former deli at the long-vacant storefront at 118 1st Ave.

A quick note from the EVG tipline... a deli looks to be the new tenant for the long-vacant NE corner space at 118 First Ave. at Seventh Street. (H/T Upper West Sider!)

Paperwork filed for this address with the state lists the corporation name as East 7th Deli & Cafe Corp. (The storefront is no longer on the rental market.)

No. 118 First Ave. had been vacant since Golden Food Market closed here in the summer of 2017 after 35 years in business. Before their lease wasn't renewed, an LLC with a West 11th Street address bought the building in the spring of 2017 for $5.8 million, per public records.

Golden Food Market owner Ali Fardos now runs East Village Organic a few storefronts away.

A tapas-wine bar was in the works for No. 118 in April 2018, but those plans never materialized.


Eden Bee said...

That is good news! Glad it's another deli and not a tapas bar.

KTMAC said...

I hope they inherit the “Texas Watermelons!” green canvas sign that used to adorn Golden Food

chris flash said...

The former deli split when rent was increased from 30K per month to 35K. Insane. After years of NO rent, which they can use to write off taxes as "loss of income", perhaps the owners have come to their senses and lowered the rent? Not likely. Two of the four units upstairs pay minimal rent -- the monthly nut (mortgage, taxes, etc) based on that purchase price must be killing the new owners, poor babies!