Monday, December 01, 2014

Ciao! Manhattan

Cola's -- a staple in Chelsea forEVER -- just put a sign that it has closed shop. The food was reliable and the service good, yet undoubtedly a rent hike meant its owners could no longer afford to stay in business. Another sad day for the neighborhood's once-bustling Eighth Avenue.

P.S. Up the avenue I see Tello's -- another longtime Italian eatery -- is closed for renovation. Although the sign sounds sincere, they've actually only been in that corner shop for a short time. It housed Mare for many years and Tello's was around the corner, so I'm not sure what this face lift is all about. Sadly these signs are often the first baby step toward oblivion.

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