Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Signage alert: Caleta on Avenue A, with a Jan. 7 debut

The storefront is shaping up at 131 Avenue A between Ninth Street and St. Mark's Place... where Caleta now has an expected opening date of Jan. 7 (per Instagram). 

As noted in September, real-life couple Jesse Merchant Zuñiga and Javier Zuñiga are opening their first restaurant ... this comes after they launched the pandemic-era business Bad Habit ice cream from their apartment.

During the day, they will serve cartons of their ice cream. And by night, as Eater reported, Caleta "will offer a New American small plates menu to pair with wine, cartons of their ice cream, as well as desserts that use Bad Habit product like baked Alaska." 

The space was previously Thai Direct, which closed following a COVID-related rent dispute with the landlord, per the restaurant's ownership.

H/T Steven!

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