‘Taquitoria’ Blames Hell Square Closure on High Rent, Announces New Kiosk in MSG
Taquitoria tapped out.
The hole-in-the-wall Mexican spot is set to close by end of week, purportedly done in by escalating rents. Its closure caps a three-and-a-half year tenure at 168A Ludlow Street.
However, it’s not all bad news for the brand. Apparently, Taquitoria is relocating to a larger “production facility” so that it can handle its newest challenge. A food kiosk inside Madison Square Garden.
The letter below is taped to the front door:
Dear Lower East Side,
The rent down here is killing us! So, after 3.5 years, it is bittersweet to inform you that we are moving to a larger production facility so we can continue to serve our crunchy tunes of love across the city. Make sure to find us the next time you’re doing laps inside Madison Square Garden looking for something good to eat.
Our last day of service is 1/29.
Thank you for embracing us as a part of the community. We wouldn’t be here without you.
Taquitoria opened at 168A Ludlow Street in September 2013, the third business in as many years. It replaced both T-Poutine and La Montanara Pizza.