Patacon Pisao Opening Lower East Side Location at 139 Essex Street

Posted on: May 3rd, 2013 at 6:40 am by

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Many mourned the loss of Khushie Kitchen when it shuffled off this mortal Lower East Side coil. Problems with the Department of Health ultimately shuttered the Indian joint for good in February 2012. Since then, the store has remained a dusty mess of its former self. Furniture is still in place, as is the menu hanging above the countertop. That’s about to change, though, as a different ethnic flavor is poised to move here.

A tipster brings word this morning that a popular Venezuelan establishment just signed a lease for 139 Essex Street. The lucky tenant – Patacon Pisao, the food truck gone brick-and-mortar which continues to collect accolades from across the foodie world. This alleged Lower East Side location is the third for the brand, and first in downtown Manhattan; they also maintain a presence in Queens and Washington Heights.

Build-out is reportedly to begin within the next couple days, with a planned opening sometime around Labor Day weekend.

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