Monday, August 7, 2023

Last week for Huertas

As a reminder... Huertas, the popular Basque restaurant at 107 First Ave. between Sixth Street and Seventh Street, is closing... Saturday is the last night in service. 

There's a new landlord for the building, and chef Jonah Miller could not come to "suitable terms" for a new lease, he previously announced. 

So in case you want to pay a visit... Huertas is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-10 p.m. ... with an 11 p.m. close on Friday and Saturday. 

Find reservation and menu info here.
Huertas opened in April 2014.

Top photo from January


Anonymous said...

Another stupid landlord, who'd prefer an empty space to having a business that's in place & actually doing business! That's a special kind of dumb.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Grieve, It would be helpful if you could always mention the names of the predatory real estate developer in articles about businesses being driven out due to high rents. Yours is just about the only resource to find out about this. It is helpful to know on so many levels.

Grieve said...

Yes. Mentioned the new landlord in the previous post about their closure. (Linked here to the words "As a reminder..."

From the last post about this:

Public records show that an LLC called First Avenue Property Owner with a Great Neck, N.Y., address bought the three-building parcel — 105-109 First Ave. — in a deal worth nearly $14 million.

Anonymous said...

I had a terrible blind date there in the fall of 2019. The cocktails and ambiance were great. The guy not so much. I need to revisit once more before its too late.

peterw said...

Who sold the building? Buildings around here get sold by longtime local owners who make millions in profit. Shouldn't you be mad at them too?

Anonymous said...

@4:55pm: I am glad for anyone who owned a building here over the past 40-50 years, b/c for the hell they've seen and gone through, why shouldn't they cash out and have a comfy retirement?

I wish I'd bought a building back when you couldn't GIVE them away in this area, b/c you can bet I'd be selling to the highest bidder and getting out of Eric Adams land.

I do begrudge and/all of the "Hi, I'm from expensive-place-on-Long-Island" people who don't care about anything beyond their return-on-investment. They are part of why NYC is in such a tailspin. It's the change from owner-occupied and/or small ownership, to people who buy up multiple buildings at once. The buildings could be in Oshkosh or Dubai for all they care; the new owners plan never to be inconvenienced by any of what they do to inconvenience those of us who live here.

Anonymous said...

Commercial rent control

bjs said...

Asking $150/sq. ft for 1800 sq. ft= $22,500 a month, if my arithmetic is correct.

Annie said...

This is most unfortunate. Stupid landlord once again.

I live nearby and I always brought visitors here from out-of-town. Always a good time had by all sampling the small dishes.