Rayuela on Allen Street is Finished for Sure; Available for $20K Per Month

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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Those alleged renovations over at Rayuela aren’t happening. Doors have remained sealed at 165 Allen pretty much since the restaurant eased into life support last September. There were several promises of reopening along the way, with management evoking the same old trickery to evade tail-beteween-legs embarrassment.

When sister establishment Macondo was briefly shuttered by the Department of Health in January, we asked the company’s PR firm about Rayuela … crickets. Repeated attempts were rebuffed, in fact. Moreover, hostesses at Macondo each said, independent of each other, that the seven-year-old sibling wouldn’t open this year.

More deception, it would appear. For good reason. This Craigslist posting confirms it. The roughly 4,000 square-foot “elegant restaurant space” is on the market for $20,000 per month, but on a two-year sub-lease (no key money).

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In the meantime, it appears 165 Allen is being rented out for private parties and local events. Not under the Rayuela moniker, though.

Hector Sanz first opened Rayuela in 2007.

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