First Legacy, now the Prestige Bodega on Essex Street Shutters After 2 Months
The two newest bodega additions to Essex Street both shuttered within weeks of each other.
You’ll recall that the Legacy Deli closed up shop a couple weeks ago after barely seven months in business. Two blocks south, the Prestige met the same fate. Short-lived at about two months.
Prestige was an ambitious bodega that tried to diversify itself from the competition. It boasted a small grocery space, seating, and large deli counter in the rear. Now it’s in shambles.
This particular spot on Essex Street is somewhat of a dead zone, and the foot traffic just didn’t suffice. Bodegas tend to do better on corners, not mid-block. We never really saw anyone in there on a regular basis.
103 Essex Street was, most notably, home to Le Lupanar which shuttered back in 2011.