Nevermind the Renovations, Calexico on Rivington Street is Kaput
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Just as we suspected, Calexico employed the common “renovations runaround” at its Rivington Street location. Former location, actually.
A reader submitted the above photo showing workers emptying contents from Calexico during daytime hours, food and furnishings. This just a couple days after a mysterious printout appeared onsite explaining how “renovations and repair” were the cause of closure. Ruse. Its two-year run at 153 Rivington Street has apparently come to an abrupt conclusion.
For what it’s worth, the lion’s share of customers on Yelp noted the terrible service at this Calexico location. Both in-store and delivery.
Our calls and messages for comment go unanswered.
As we keep saying, the typical “renovations” announcement is most often code for “out of business,” especially in this neighborhood where failing restaurants employ the ploy.
Calexico opened at 153 Rivington Street in 2013, and was the fourth outpost in their corporate stable. It replaced the Aussie-themed Bondi Road.