Monday, May 23, 2022

A bubble tea shop for this long-vacant storefront on 14th Street

Pila de Boba, offering bubble tea, macarons and ice cream, is a new tenant for 328 E. 14th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

The shop was scheduled to open this past Friday, per its Instagram account.

This space — now divided into two storefronts — has been vacant since Artichoke Basille's Pizza relocated across the street in June 2017. Before the move, the pizzeria suffered damage during a two-alarm fire. The FDNY said the fire was accidental — "due to heat from the pizza oven flue."

Various brokers have been trying to lease this space since early 2018

Thanks to Steven for the photo, and Pinch for keeping a watchful eye on the space.


Anonymous said...

Ugh, between the poor choice of design and font, this sign is no bueno.

Anonymous said...

Judge a book not by its cover, but by the content of its boba

Anonymous said...

As is the use of Spanglish

Anonymous said...

There is no Spanish used. Pila de boba means feed me boba in Hindi. The store represents southasian culture and offers a variety of great options !