Boubouki Closed Down its Essex Street Market Stall this Week
Boubouki spent the last seven-and-a-half years serving up Greek food to patrons of the Essex Street Market. Now, its time on the Lower East Side is history.
Word began circulating earlier this month, but the news was made official last week. In the end, Boubouki closed down for good yesterday, and won’t be making the journey to the new facility across the street in Essex Crossing.
Proprietor Rona Economou, a lawyer by trade, is reportedly pursuing an “exciting new opportunity.” She had opened Boubouki at the Market back in August 2010 shortly after being laid off from a large Manhattan firm during the recession. “I started the business after losing my job,” Economou previously stated. “I didn’t think long and hard about it. I came to the market for coffee and chocolates one morning and while I was walking around, I had a feeling that I could start something here.”
Our beloved @bouboukinyc will close its doors on Wednesday, Feb. 28. after 7 years serving us with the most outstanding spanikopita, gigante and chickpea salads, and buttery almond cookies (among other sensations). Owner Rona Economou has an exciting new opportunity to pursue, and we wish her all the best — but will forever miss her delicious and comforting Greek dishes! Be sure to visit her this Tuesday and Wednesday for your last bite 💙 #essexstreetmarket #sadtoseeyouleave #missthosecookies