TeaNY Becomes “Teany-ssimo” Restaurant Cafe on Rivington

Posted on: September 14th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
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Notice anything different about TeaNY’s 90 Rivington facade? Yup, their signage was swapped with more lights and a slightly different name. A change of concept for the decade-old Lower East Side institution, which is still listed for sale via NYCRS.

Green is gone; hot pink is in. The new illuminated housing installed yesterday reveals that TeaNY is now Teany-ssimo Restaurant Cafe. Newish owner Marino Sellami, who purchased the business last fall, decided to add some culinary pizazz to a menu he deemed “boring.” More food, less tea. Rest assured, though, it’ll remain vegan fare but with an Italian bent (the mutt of a name means “teany and beautiful”). Changes take effect next week. Meanwhile, pour one out for the old TeaNY as we knew it…

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Still maintaining a minority stake in the business, we hear that Moby reportedly agrees with the updates to his neighborhood cafe creation.

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