Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Meyhane has closed on 2nd Avenue

Meyhane, which served Mediterranean-style tapas, has closed at 166 Second Ave. between 10th Street and 11th Street. (Thanks to Steven for the photo!)

As you can see, brown paper covers the front windows. Google now lists them as permanently closed as well. The outpost in Cliffside Park, N.J., remains open. 

Not sure when Medina's Turkish Kitchen, which opened in August 2019 and was quite good, morphed into Meyhane.

As previously noted, the address has been home to several businesses just in the 14-year lifespan of EVG, starting with a Dunkin' Donuts ... then the pizzeria Pomodora ... then three open-and-shut hookah places — Entrez Bar & Grill, Farfasha and Dinah that looked to have the ambiance of a regional airport lounge.

And we hear a new restaurant is already in the works for the address.


Gojira said...

And before it was a Dunkin' Donuts it was a pizza-gyro-falafel place, but I can't remember the name. Good gyros, though.

Anonymous said...

The most recent businesses in this location have been complete blanks to me; they never seemed to distinguish themselves in any way.

Histories Are Today said...
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Beacon, NY said...

Landlords are not willing to negotiate and want a full market rate rent as if this is a pre-pandemic NYC during the Bloomberg era?

They'll be shooting themselves in the foot if things don't go back as normal as expected.

NYC could be heading into one of these rust belt status, post industrial towns north of New York City which are now seeing a revitalization as too many transplants from the city are flocking to these areas and firing up the real estate. Hate to see a reverse trend where NYC gets shortchanged by all of this.

Carol from East 5th Street said...

NYC. Rust Belt Status? Never. You don't know us very well.

djny10003 said...

That location is cursed. Good luck to whoever opens a restaurant there.

Anonymous said...

They took over a massive sidewalk footprint and never used it. This sidewalk and street land grab for the landlords is obscene.

Anonymous said...

Indeed: it was run by the "Super" of the building.

Beacon, NY said...

While NYC may never return to its blighted decay of the 70s, 80s and part of the 90s, it's heart and soul is dependent on commercial real estate via office space. Without workers returning to the buildings so they can "work", NYC remains to be a city in limbo.

Greedy landlords are unwilling to negotiate rental prices thereby causing a tidal wave of store closures which just adds more insult to injury. This adding to the fact that NYC is entirely dependent on careerists making a life in those office buildings and without them gone are the restaurants, the museums and other cultural and recreational attributes that make the city a great place to live and visit.

One can safely assume the long term effects of a ghost town is synonymous with a rust belt.