Reader Report: Brazilian Hang ‘Barzinho’ Calls it Quits After Almost 2 Years on Hester Street
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Much like the original Tribeca incarnation, the Barzinho Lower East Side reboot didn’t fare well, either. Five months shy of two years at 48 Hester Street, the shoebox Brazilian eatery is now reportedly down for the count. A Boogie tipster tells us that closure transpired sometime last week.
We hear the former restaurant has since been gutted; the Brazilian flag deposed. DOB permits were also filed last week to construct “157 linear feet of heavy duty sidewalk shed for alteration.”
While a cozy eatery (smaller than Barrio Chino), and quasi-popular with the locals, Barzinho never quite caught on. Patrons dined, but the place rarely brimmed with famished folk.
Barzinho carried a restaurant wine license until its demise. Meaning, 48 Hester will likely remain a watering hole of some sort.
All phone calls to the establishment ring ad nauseum without answer.