Top photo by Steven; photo below by William Klayer
A familiar restaurant looks to be returning to the East Village.
On Saturday, workers hoisted signage for Rakka at 156 First Ave. between Ninth Street and 10th Street...
(Of note: This sign states "since 1985" ... the most recent signage on St. Mark's stated established in 1978, while the previous version had 1982! Anyway!)
The retail space at 156 First Ave. was previously Hello Banana Vintage, which quietly closed over the summer.