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And the list gets longer and longer. Just wait til it’s to cold to eat outside.
I'm not surprised about this at all. I'm actually surprised they were open that long. This is a very large space and it was always almost empty. Food looked good though, which I only realized once outdoor dining happened and I looked at the customers' dishes when walking by.and I agree with @8:26. This is just the beginning. so sad
Meanwhile Cuomo has auto-renewed the emergency powers he granted himself for another 30 days. Because, ya know, the "disaster" we all see out there.
In so many cases restauranteurs are closing their EV locations while remaining open in other parts of the city or boroughs. They have been dependent on the students and tourists, no or so much the residents here.
Heartbroken for the manager Brian, and all the staff. This was our go-to place since they opened in 2014. They were so friendly and welcoming, and we watched them build this place up into one that was really popular and well loved. As well as eating here regularly and ordering takeout on a weekly basis, we took many guests here when they came from out of town. They always took such great care of us, remembering our orders and modifications, taking time to catch up, even when they were busy. There is no other restaurant in the East Village where we felt so at home. Sending a huge amount of gratitude for all the great food over the years, and wishing all the best to Brian and the staff.
And by that he has halted hundreds of thousands from being evicted. We're lucky you're not the governor of the state of New York.
No EV restaurant depends on "tourists". I think the metrics are the very high rentals vs the not so high median income, both in comparison to other Manhattan neighborhoods.
oh, how sad. Delicious food.
Amazing spot that will be missed. That rice with the sour cherries, the cornish hen kabobs, the lamb chops...
I will amend my comment to include with “tourists” those diners who Uber into the neighborhood- I.e., not neighborhood residents.
So sad. I'll miss this place. It was one of my favorites- delicious and affordable and had a very friendly staff. The kebobs and the lamb shank and the appetizers were all very wonderful.
I would say, generally speaking, all EV restaurants depend on tourists to turn a profit. By tourists I mean people from other countries and states, bridge and tunnel people, Bros, Whoo-hoo girls pre bar hop and miscellaneous others.
More restaurant closures. Our new normal. I wonder what our hood will look like a year from now? With the advent of more open spaces for rent, who in their right mind wants to open a business and sign a lease in this industry when it will take years for the economy to recover? Take out places are now the leader of the pack. Less rent, staff pay and more take home pay.
Cuomo keeps calling Trump a fascist, yet here he is being a fascist to the restaurant industry, if not all of NY.
Damn. I can't afford to eat out often at all, but, this is my celebration restaurant in this neighborhood! I hope both their other locations are safe, even if they are farther away.
Very bummed about this news. Like "Unknown" above, I also came about once a week here since it opened in 2014 as Parmys. Since Ravagh took over, Brian and the staff treated me wonderfully, and they had the best ghormeh sabzi in the city. Hoping Ravagh's other locations can stay open, but what a loss for the EV.
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