Five Years Vacant, Preserve 24 Space Gets a 99-Cent Pizzeria
With a fully renovated property at the corner of East Houston and Allen Streets, landlord-developer Serge Hoyda already added two new food groups – gyros and pizza.
The 99-cent pizza place, situated around the corner from Rosario’s and Una Pizza Napoletana, takes a bite out of floor area previously occupied by Preserve 24. The takeout joint opened over the weekend, and the requisite grand opening streamers are now in place.
This cheapie slice spot seems custom-built to prey on late-night boozers in Hell Square. There is no seating, and the entire facade is open to the sidewalk.
The Preserve 24 nightlife concept failed miserably in 2014, and was a messy breakup. The spot had been vacant since then, with a handful of contenders having tried for a liquor license. Including notorious landlord Michael Shah, whose multilevel club-staurant pitch met a fiery conclusion at the hands of the State Liquor Authority one year ago.