Monday, October 11, 2021

Ankara Turkish Restaurant announces itself on East Houston

Ankara Turkish Restaurant is coming to the southwest corner of Houston and Orchard. 

Signage arrived on the storefront back on Friday. 

This will be the first Manhattan outpost for the quick-serve restaurant that has two locations in Brooklyn. Their menu shows a variety of gyros and skewers combos... and sides like babaganoush and grape leaves. 

According to the Commercial Observer, ownership signed a 10-year lease for the 3,000-square-foot space (includes basement) with a monthly rent of $25,000. (This storefront was previously the health-focused Dr. Smood.) 

News of this arrival comes on the heels of the quiet closure of Eastanbul (first reported here) a block away on Allen Street.
And we had always hoped that Bereket would reopen around here as rumored after their June 2014 closure on the southeast corner of Houston and Orchard.


Anonymous said...

$25K per month for this sliver of space?!?!

My memory is fuzzy, but didn't this used to be a foam store?

Amy Harris said...

I miss Bereket dearly.

Anonymous said...

@Anon. 9:53 - yep, in the 70s and 80s it was Economy Foam.

Anonymous said...

Second that !