Tacos for Bia Garden?

Posted on: October 18th, 2010 at 6:33 am by

About a week ago, the sub-level Bia Garden at 154 Orchard Street closed and embarked on a series of interior renovations. Not to worry, though.  Word on the street is that the eatery will reopen soon with a new twist.

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We received fresh intel that Michael “Bao” Huynh is reportedly adding a taco element to the Vietnamese Bia Garden. Indeed, a taco stand up front.  That would explain the comings and goings of numerous handymen these last few days. If true, this latest decision was probably a response to the success of neighborhood newcomer Snack Dragon Taco Shack just a few doors to the north.

UPDATE: Eater is reporting that the new joint will be called Chinito, a beer garden-slash-taqueria.

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This rumormongering comes a month after we uncovered a real estate listing for the restaurant.  Though at the time, Fork in the Road reported that Huynh’s camp was not selling, but that he often tests the market waters.  Nevertheless, the business remains on the chopping block via NYCRS for $150,000 of key money and $6,500 per month.

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