Elettaria Follow-Up: Yep, It's Closing
Sad but true: Elettaria is indeed closing after service this evening. It looks like the lease is to blame, according to this official statement from the restaurant's representative:
"Today is the last day of service at Elettaria restaurant in Greenwich Village. Chef/co-owner Akhtar Nawab, co-owner Noel Cruz and their partners have made the difficult decision to close the restaurant due to issues with lease negotiations. A personal project for everyone involved, the team did their best every day to establish and maintain the high standards for which the restaurant is known. Akhtar is proud of his work at Elettaria and looks forward to applying the experience he gained there to his future projects."
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