Monday, July 18, 2022

Little Kirin announces itself on St. Mark's Place

Photos by Steven 

Workers installed the signage for the new tenant at 81 St. Mark's Place just west of First Avenue yesterday.

Little Kirin will offer a variety of quick-serve sandwiches and snacks. Or has the shop's Instagram account put it: "Badass Asian Food x Culture x Happiness x Vibes."
The Little Kirin team operated at the Greenpoint Terminal Market last fall as they waited to open their first storefront. They hope to debut at No. 81 by the end of the month.

The previous business here, Cafe Rakka/Rakka Cafe, which dated to the late 1970s, quietly closed in the summer of 2021. 


Anonymous said...

exciting news! glad to see the space won't be sitting empty for long

Jill W said...

Welcome to the new venture, but very very very sad for the loss of Cafe Rakka. It was the last of its kind, of the type such as Habib's and the other tiny local falafel joints.

9A-1 said...

Agreed, Jill W. Mamoun's is good, but we loved Rakka, and of course Habib's on our block.