Showing posts with label closed for renovations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label closed for renovations. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

On 2nd Avenue, Moko temporarily relocates during renovation

Photos by Steven 

Moko, an omakase restaurant that opened in the fall of 2021 at 138 Second Ave. between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street, is now closed for renovations. 

According to a sign on the door for patrons, Moko has "relocated temporarily for renovations" ... and can now be found at Moko's unnamed sister restaurant at 214 E. Ninth St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue...
In July, Moko's ownership was to appear before Community Board 3 for a new liquor license for 214 E. Ninth St. The restaurant, Shiso, was said to offer a Japanese and French tasting menu. (Questionnaire here.)

It's not immediately clear how long Shiso may have been in service. We spotted two nearly identical TikToks about the opening (here and here) from July. 
According to minutes from the July meeting (PDF here), CB3 SLA committee members recommended denying Shiso's application for a liquor license. 

Per the minutes: "Three people spoke in opposition, including a representative of the condominium board, primarily due to noise, safety, and quality of life issues as well as DOB violations for the construction, liens against the building for unpaid contractors and that they have already held events with velvet ropes, doormen and large crowds outside without a license." 

In addition, "there were 2 residents who wrote an email in opposition, and 2 residents who said their signatures were forged on the petitions."

According to the State Liquor Authority, this address has no active liquor license. Public records show that the license expired at the end of August for the previous tenant, Dumpling Lab, which closed last fall shortly after making the 2022 Michelin Guide's list of 18 new Bib Gourmands.

Moko's Second Avenue outpost also did not have an active liquor license, per the State Liquor Authority. 

Monday, August 21, 2023

The former Raíz Modern Mexican space is for rent on 1st Avenue

Photo by Steven

A for-lease sign arrived Friday at 120 First Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place. 

The arrival comes nearly three weeks after a "closed for renovations" sign went up on the gate for Raíz Modern Mexican. There wasn't any mention of the closure on Raíz's website or Instagram account. (In contrast to the well-documented closed-for-renovations happening at The Wren on the Bowery.)

The retail space had been posted on LoopNet since April. (The listing wasn't on the Meridian Retail Leasing site as of this morning.)

The plant-based, fast-casual restaurant — featuring burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. — debuted in early 2022.

No. 120's previous tenant, Chef Hans Asian Kitchenclosed after just a few weeks in business in 2021.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Raíz Modern Mexican is closed for now on 1st Avenue

Photos by Steven

Raíz Modern Mexican is now in "closed for renovations" mode at 120 First Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place. 

The gates have been down since this past Tuesday, Aug. 1
There isn't any mention of the closure on Raíz's website or Instagram account.

In an Instagram message, the restaurant confirmed they were closed for renovations, with a possible reopening next month.

The retail space has also been listed on LoopNet since April, with the last update on the storefront posted on Aug. 1. 

The plant-based, fast-casual restaurant — featuring burritos, tacos, salads and bowls. — debuted in early 2022.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Eros remains closed on 2nd Avenue

Eros has been dark since early August on the NE corner of Second Avenue and Fifth Street.

A "temporarily closed" sign has been on the front door. The Greek restaurant's website notes that this location is "closed for renovations. Reopening TBA."

We have not spotted anyone inside the space during this time either.
Through the months, various notices have been spotted inside the front door, like this letter from the DOT dated Sept. 6 requesting that ownership correct some deficiencies in the curbside dining structure on Fifth Street ...
And in October, someone smashed the front door, which remains this way today...
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. 

Several Kitchen Sink fans have emailed us about the current state of the space, with the feeling that it won't return. There was a general consensus that people preferred the Kitchen Sink's reliable diner staples instead of more upscale Greek dishes.

H/T Steven!

Monday, November 7, 2022

Motorino closed for renovations; return set for Nov. 18

Motorino is behind plywood at 349 E. 12th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

The pizzeria will BRB...
This Motorino outpost closed on Oct. 18 for "equipment maintenance, a new sign and a fresh coat of paint." Their Instagram account says, "We'll be back on Nov. 18, ready for another 12 years in the East Village."

The locations on the UWS and the original in Williamsburg remain open.

Motorino arrived here in the fall of 2009. 

Thanks to Steven for the photos!

Monday, March 21, 2022

The white and red stripes: The new-look KFC on 14th Street

The KFC on the SW corner of 14th Street and Second Avenue closed earlier this month for interior and exterior renovations...
As a few EVG regulars have noted, the new-look outpost has reopened with a refreshed look featuring KFC's signature white and red stripes on display outside (this pattern replaces the rather drab beige-red combo on the Second Avenue side) ...
The interior now features a wall dedicated to founder Harland Sanders, who started the business in Corbin, Ken., in 1930, billed here as the original celebrity chef... 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Momofuku Noodle Bar closes for a month-long renovation

Momofuku Noodle Bar closed after service on Sunday evening at 171 First Ave. between 10th Street and 11th Street.

Management announced last week that this flagship outpost in David Chang's empire would be closing for a month-long renovation.

Yesterday, workers were spotted outside the restaurant, hauling out tables, chairs, etc. ... (thanks to Choresh Wald for these photos)...
The Noodle Bar — Chang's debut restaurant — first opened at 163 First Ave. in 2004 before moving a few storefronts away to this space several years later.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Westville East on Avenue A is closed for renovations until Jan. 3

In case Westville East on Avenue A at 11th Street was in your dining plans for the remainder of the year... Per the notices on site, the restaurant is now closed for renovations until 5 p.m. on Jan. 3.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tatsu Ramen has not been open lately

The Tatsu Ramen location at 167 First Ave. has been closed for the past month-plus ... signs on the storefront between 10th Street and 11th Street note a closure for renovations.

An EVG reader who lives nearby hasn't seen any activity inside for weeks... with the mail piling up ... 
There isn't any mention of a closure — temporary or otherwise — on the restaurant's social media properties. The East Village outpost is also no longer listed on the Tatsu website. (The three L.A.-area locations remain open.) 

We reached out to find out if/when this space will return.

The Southern California transplant opened here in a competitive ramen market back in July 2018.

H/T Steven

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Gino Sorbillo now closed for renovations on the Bowery

A "temporarily closed for renovation" sign now greets patrons at the Gino Sorbillo outpost at 334 Bowery between Great Jones and Bond...
There isn't any message about a closure on the pizzeria's social media. Their website is now offline, and the phone goes to a random voice mailbox. They had previously been open for takeout and delivery ... as well as some outdoor seating.

The first U.S. pizzeria from "the Neapolitan celebrity super-chef" Gino Sorbillo arrived here in November 2017. In 2019, the controversial pizzaioli, who has reportedly spoken out against the mob, closed his flagship pizzeria in Naples after a bomb exploded outside his restaurant. 

Meanwhile, right next door, Burkelman, the high-end home-design shop, has closed for the winter...
... with online sales continuing. All signs point to a spring return.

Monday, July 27, 2020

What's happening with the Ten Degrees space on St. Mark's Place

In recent weeks it has been difficult to tell what businesses might be temporarily closed and which ones may be gone for good.

Ten Degrees, the bar-bistro at 127 St. Mark's Place, has been dark of late, and the interior has looked to be in disarray...

However, the space here between Avenue A and First Avenue is only closed for a renovation. Management has been sharing updates on Instagram, with the latest posted this past Friday... they are using the COVID-19 PAUSE to take "the opportunity to make some remodeling changes and get the bar looking fresh."

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Thai Direct is under renovation on Avenue A

[Photo from Saturday]

As you may have noticed, the windows at Thai Direct on Avenue A between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street are now covered with paper...

[Photo by Steven]

The paper is also covering the closed-for-renovations sign that appeared last week. In an Instagram message, management confirmed the renovations, with a reopening date set for Feb. 14.

The quick-serve establishment, which bills itself as offering a healthy take on Thai street food, also has a beer-wine license in the works. CB3 gave approval back in December.

Thai Direct opened here in September 2018.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Le Sia remains closed for renovations on 7th Street

[Photos by Steven]

Le Sia remains dark on Seventh Street near Cooper Square.

The well-liked restaurant, which serves a Chinese crawfish boil, has been closed since before Thanksgiving.

A notice on Instagram states that Le Sia is "closed for maintenance."

Le Sia debuted in January 2018.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Renovations knock Blockheads out of commission for a few weeks on 3rd Avenue

Blockheads, the San Francisco-style Mexican restaurant, closed the other day for renovations here at 60 Third Ave. between 10th Street and 11th Street.

The signage for patrons notes "repairs" in the coming weeks while the Blockheads Instagram describes this in a post from yesterday as a renovation. So it does appear to be more of a closed for renovations as opposed to a "closed for renovations."

The big burrito specialists, from the folks who launched Benny's Burritos, have four locations in NYC and one in White Plains. They opened here in July 2015 ... taking over the space from — drumrollUnidentified Flying Chickens!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Vanessa's Dumpling House temporarily closed for 'modernization' on 14th Street

Cheap-eats favorite Vanessa's Dumpling House is currently closed at 220 E. 14th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

A worried regular alerted us to the closure last week. At the time, the reader said there wasn't any note on the gate for customers. Meanwhile, the Vanessa's signage has been covered. Worse, this location no longer appears along the other NYC outposts on the Vanessa's website.

However, there is a sign now on the gate — possibly post-dated to Sept. 26 — noting a closure for "modernization" ...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Numero 28 Pizzeria is closed until Aug. 26 for renovations

[Photo by @jeremyblock]

From the EVG inbox: Questions about Numero 28 Pizzeria on Second Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street.

Workers are gutting the space. The restaurant, which serves Neapolitan pizza and a variety of traditional Italian dishes, is in the midst of a two-week closure.

The sign on the gate notes a reopening on Aug. 26...

[Bottom two photos via Harry Weiner]

Numero 28 Pizzeria, which opened in the East Village in late 2009, has multiple locations around NYC as well as one in Miami Beach and Austin, Texas.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Camellia closed for renovations on 3rd Avenue

Blog friend Nick Solares tells us that Camellia, the newish ramen-gelato combo dispensary on Third Avenue between 15th Street and 16th Street, is currently closed (as of last week) for renovations.

A note for patrons states that they are updating/remodeling the dining room, and "will be back better than ever very soon!"

An Instagram post promises new menu items as well.

Camellia opened earlier this year in space that was, in part, a Subway (sandwich shop).

Monday, July 15, 2019

Nightmarket is the new name for NuNoodle

[Photo from June 30 by Steven]

NuNoodle has been closed at 130 First Ave. since late June.

Workers have given the space a new look... and name. (Photos by Steven)

NuNoodle's owners are also behind the new concept here — Nightmarket, which debuted over the weekend...

Haven't seen the revamped menu here just yet.

The quick-serve NuNoodle, serving a variety of noodle dishes, opened here near St. Mark's Place last October. There's a lot of competition nearby for similar food, with buzzy places like Hunan Slurp, Ho Foods, MáLà Project and The Tang located within one block.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Former Rainbow Music shop will be a Chinese restaurant

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Black Iron Burger currently closed for renovations on 5th Street

In case a trip to Black Iron Burger at 540 E. Fifth St. near Avenue B was in your very near future... the quick-serve shop is currently closed for renovations...

... and it's an actual renovation and not code for we're closed forever...

The other three Black Iron NYC outposts are open in the meantime. The East Village location was the first, opening in 2008 (with new ownership taking over in 2013).

Last summer, TripAdvisor rated Black Iron as serving the best burger in New York State.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

[Updated] Tai Thai is closed for now

EVG reader Gacjon shares this tip — Tai Thai, the refreshingly low-key spot at 78 E. First St. between First Avenue and Avenue A, is currently closed.

There's a sign noting a closure for renovations with an abrupt "until further notice!"

We called the restaurant and didn't get any response. Tai Thai also doesn't appear to have any social media accounts that might have news about a closure.

Hopefully this is an actual closed for renovations and not the "closed for renovations" in which the restaurant never reopens.

Updated 6/11

Tai Thai is back open!