Showing posts with label Tofu House. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tofu House. Show all posts

Friday, April 11, 2014

6 St. Mark's Place is for lease; NY Tofu House officially closes

[Image via Massey Knakal]

There's a new retail listing for 6 St. Mark's Place. Which means that NY Tofu House, which papered up their front windows/doors after service on Sunday, isn't actually closed for renovations.

Here are listing details from Massey Knakal:

The offering could include the Second Floor as well for a total of 7,200 SF.

New build out with vented kitchen.

Existing full liquor license

Selling lower level, with kitchen and seating

Thanks to the local student, tourist, and resident populations, thousands of people walk by the space every day.

Neighboring Tenants: 51 Astor Place, Chipotle, Pinkberry, Yoga to the People, Cooper Union, NYU

There's no mention of the rent. Tofu House opened in November 2011. In late 2010, Cafe Hanover flamed out after just five months. The asking monthly rent for the two floors then was [dun dun dun] $50,000.

Previously, before the quick succession of restaurants, No. 6 was home to Mondo Kim's ... and going back ... No. 6 was first, starting in 1913, home to the Saint Marks Russian and Turkish Baths ... which, in 1979, became the New Saint Marks Baths, the gay bathhouse (purportedly the largest one in the world) that the city eventually closed in 1985 during the AIDS epidemic.

Also, in 1914, The Modern School — "an anarchist school with Emma Goldman on the board," according to NY Songlines — had space in the building.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Closed for renovations: Veselka until tomorrow; Tofu House till who knows when

As you can see from the sign, Veselka is closed until tomorrow morning...

All the tables and chairs were moved from the dining room and workers were buffing/something the floors.

Meanwhile, at 6 St. Mark's Place, the Tofu House closed yesterday...

Signs point to a renovation.

There's no other information available. Phone calls get routed to a generic Verizon voice-mail box. The Tofu House Facebook page hasn't been updated since December 2011.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

NY Tofu House opens on St. Mark's Place with free samples, lines

Back in August, we noted that something called NY Tofu House was taking the former Mondo Kim's space on St. Mark's Place... EV Grieve reader Stephen Popkin sends along photos of a grand-opening sample giveaway this afternoon...

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Tofu House sign helps set St. Mark's Place signage record

Back on Aug. 1, we pointed out that the NY Tofu House was the latest eatery to give the former Mondo Kim's space a whirl on St. Mark's Place... And the tofuers have added signage...

One more sign here and workers will need to reinforce the structure.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Latest taker for former Mondo Kim's — NYC Tofu House

Cafe Hanover quickly flamed out at the former Mondo Kim's space on St. Mark's Place ... Now something called NYC Tofu House is ready to give the place a whirl...

Last we looked, the rent here for the two levels was an amazing $50,000 a month. That's a lot of tofu.