‘La Margarita Pizza’ is Moving to the Old Taquitoria Space on Ludlow Street
Lower East Side taquito shop, Taquitoria, closed at the end of January after three-and-a-half years on the block. Opened by Marc Forgione vets Barry Fish, Matt Conway, and Brad Holtzman, the team is now focusing on a commissary kitchen and a kiosk inside Madison Square Garden. Taking their space at 168 Ludlow Street, meanwhile, is the pizza joint from just down the block.
That’s right, La Margarita Pizza, whose owner purchased the business from “famous” Hakki at the end of 2015, is relocating operations to 168 Ludlow. That space has been under the knife for the last month or so. We’re told that the two locations will sling slices side-by-side until December when everything is consolidated at the new space.
New signage and canopy are in place.
That the pizza parlor is moving is of little surprise. With a purported three years left on the lease, current landlord Arwen Properties had allegedly tried to get them out, offering up real estate in their other area buildings. That didn’t happen, but it looks like their wish came true anyway.