Chickpea at 147 East Houston Now Closed

Posted on: September 22nd, 2009 at 6:10 am by

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Since opening at 147 East Houston fourteen months ago, Chickpea never really had much luck drawing a crowd.  In fact, the place was usually empty during peak dining hours – lunch, dinner, late night.  So it comes as little surprise that the local franchise decided to close this outpost.

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Last night, the storefront was dark, the shelves empty, and an ambiguous announcement of its demise hanging in the door window.  We called the Fourteenth Street location and confirmed its closing, but also learned that another eatery of some sort will soon open in its place.  After this downsize, Chickpea only has two remaining locations – Union Square (210 East 14th Street) and Chelsea (688 6th Avenue).

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