‘Noodlelove’ will Open a Fast-Casual Spot in the Old L’asso Space

Posted on: June 20th, 2018 at 5:09 am by

More noodles for Nolita, as the northeast corner of Kenmare and Mott Streets gets reactivated.

Something called Noodlelove recently signed a lease for 192 Mott Street, and will soon impart a fast-casual restaurant built around “Asian noodle dishes with smartly sourced ingredients.” Opening date is likely toward the end of the summer or early fall.

Noodlelove describes itself as a “culinary lifestyle dedicated to delicious, healthy Asian food, and the commitment to serving love daily.”

The storefront at 192 Mott has been sitting empty since the summer of 2016, when L’asso Pizza pulled the plug after an eleven-year run. Eli Zabar and his son Oliver briefly considered the location for a downtown iteration of Nightshift, but that was not to be. (They eventually settled on a space further east at 252 Broome Street.)

Kelsey Montague’s wings, July 2014

As part of the reanimation of this zombie storefront, Noodlelove is also taking on curation of the Kenmare art wall. This canvas sees a revolving door of artists, which continued even after L’asso shuttered. Now, one of the more social media friendly participants is returning anew to impart wings. Kelsey Montague is painting another take on her trademark today.

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