‘Empanadas, Son’ Pulls the Plug on Delancey Street Restaurant
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Much like the ill-fated dollar pizzeria predecessor at 174 Delancey Street, the concept that followed the same trajectory. Empanadas, Son!
Brooklyn-born Walter Binger debuted the late-night Argentinean take-out joint in March 2015. However, given its foothold so far east on Delancey Street – right at the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge – the establishment seemed to struggle. Lack of awareness and visibility proved a lethal combination. They closed for good over Memorial Day weekend. Foodie business catering to those outside the neighborhood will usually fight for survival here since it’s so far off the beaten path.
In the meantime, there are now real estate listings popping up for the commercial space at 174 Delancey. (The retail units were actually carved out of the building back in 2012.) “VERY LOW rent” proclaims one such Craigslist entries. That would be $4,000 per month for 600 square-feet. There is additional key money of $60,000, which gets you the eight years remaining on the lease (plus an option).
What was your take on Empanadas, Son?