Photos by Steven
The market-deli coming to 123 Avenue A between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place is shaping up.. temp signage on the front window reveals the name — Avenue A Deli and Grill... Bit of a logjam now with like-minded businesses within a few blocks of each other on Avenue A... two new places have opened in recent weeks — one on the SW corner of Sixth Street ... the other mid-block between Sixth and Seventh... not to mention the recent renovation of Kamaran Deli & Grocery at 79 Avenue A at Fifth Street to include more to-go food options. Plus the places already in service — East Village New Deli at 115 Avenue A and Tompkins Finest Deli & Grill at 153 Avenue A.
The storefront at 123 Avenue A has been vacant since Tony (aka Abdul) died in the fall of 2018. Tony, who owned the building, ran the deli, which operated under various names in this spot for 25 years.