Photos by Stacie Joy
Signage is up for a Joey Bats outpost on East Houston Street between Clinton and Attorney.
Owner Joey Batista (aka Bats) told us that this will be the HQ for his online business. (The company sells natas across the United States via Goldbelly.)
He said he'll also host some pop-up events here as well as promote his two neighborhood locations — 129 Allen St. and, soon, 50 Avenue B.
As for the Joey Bats Café slated for B between Third Street and Fourth Street, he's waiting for all the necessary paperwork to process before opening.
Batista, the son of Portuguese immigrants, started selling pastéis de nata at street fairs around New York in 2016 before opening a location on the LES.