Masala Wala at 179 Essex Street is Two Weeks Out

Posted on: September 16th, 2011 at 6:40 am by

As one Masala joint closes, another just around the corner is poised to launch. There hasn’t been much to report at 179 Essex Street since the spring. The former Munchies space, and imminent home of Masala Wala was quiet for much of the summer, the only activity being the yellowing of the “coming soon” signs in its windows. But with the change in season, movement anew.

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A few weeks ago, new incandescent lighting started to illuminate at random during off-hours. Then earlier this week, the doors opened, and the owner began rearranging/dismantling the papers in the window. He graciously invited us inside for a sneak peek. It’s visibly not ready, but we were told to come back in two weeks for the official opening.

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Masala Wala has table room for roughly thirty diners, and will serve Indian cuisine.  In addition, the establishment plans to serve beer and wine, pending the paperwork still with the SLA.

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Meanwhile, the official website appears to be disconnected…

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