‘Balvanera’ Opens at 152 Stanton Street Tomorrow Night

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 at 6:06 am by
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With Azul Bistro now a footnote in the local history books, Balvanera is taking the torch of Argentinean cuisine at 152 Stanton Street.

Paper curtains were summarily deposed from the windows of 152 Stanton last night. Balvanera – named for the neighborhood in Buenos Aires – is nearly there. We walked by the restaurant yesterday, and were told that the establishment will open Tuesday evening. But it’s more of a soft launch; their wine and beer license is still pending at the SLA.

As previously reported, Argentine Chef Fernando Navas (Sushi Samba, Nobu) purchased the Azul assets and obtained blessings for beer and wine from Community Board 3 in April. Azul Bistro was an early pioneer on the Lower East Side, east of Essex Street. It certainly had a good decade-plus run, having shuttered just after the new year.

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Photo: Balvanera Facebook

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