Sunday, January 29, 2023

City removes the curbside dining space at Eros on 2nd Avenue and 5th Street

This a follow-up to a post from Jan. 15... on Friday morning, the city removed the curbside dining structure from the Fifth Street side of Eros on the NE corner of Second Avenue. (Thank you, Eden, for the tip!) 

On Jan. 10, the Department of Transportation issued a "Termination" notice for the curbside space that ran the length of the Greek restaurant, which hasn't been open in more than five months.

Meanwhile, the indoor space remains dark. 

Eros took over for the diner the Kitchen Sink in September 2021 (same owners) ... management previously changed names from Moonstruck to the Kitchen Sink in the fall of 2015. 

The Eros website still notes that this location is "closed for renovations. Reopening TBA." We had not seen anyone inside the space since the restaurant closed in August. The "temporarily closed" sign is still on the front entrance.


Eden Bee said...

Actually they are still open and I am eating in there now. Food is taking a REALLY long time to come though. Been in here about 3 days now.

Unknown said...

I took a look inside the glass the other day and all the furniture is still inside in the same place and the liquor bottles that are mostly full are all lined up behind the bar as when they were open. The only thing it looks like all the plants inside have died because no one was watering them. It's like the owners just abandoned the place and did not look back. This was once a thriving diner back when they were open and looks like it could easily be reopened since everything is still inside the establishment. It is really strange what the owners have done to the place.

Anonymous said...

January 29, 2023 at 7:22 PM

Agree this used to be a bustling diner when it was more like a greasy spoon, first the Cooper Diner, then Moonstruck, then the Kitchen Sink. Not sure why they made the sudden shift to a Greek menu/concept, but clearly it didn't take off. The fact that they continued the diner menu for takeout was also a little odd. It really looks like this might be the end though.

Anonymous said...

One of the very last diners in our ‘hood. Sad.

Anonymous said...

That's nice. It's so much less claustrophobic crossing there now. I wonder how places like Ray's Pizza and Bagel on St Marks corner get away with building a huge addition off their building and leaving just a few feet of space on a busy corner. All this crap needs to go.

Carol from East 5th Street said...

Took forever for the city take down the dining shed after several residents contacted 311 many times.

PLEASE bring back a diner!

Anonymous said...

Agree. The neighborhood sadly is losing its diners. Corner coffee shops with pastries do not make up for this.