East Village ‘Pinks’ Opening New Chrystie Street Cantina Next Week
Pinks, the five-year-old East Village haunt, is readying its newest location for an opening next week. And the new spot is not too far from the year-old stall at the Bowery Market.
But its presence is two years in the making. Pinks principal Avi Burnbaum first approached Community Board 3 back in October 2017 for a cantina concept at 203 Chrystie Street. Progress wasn’t too visible until signage arrived onsite in July.
The delays were owed in large part to navigating the elongated bureaucracy of city agencies and Con Edison.
Now, we can reveal that Pinks Cantina will begin serving one week from today (September 16). The menu is “Mexican classics with a twist, and some completely new items, like Pinks Pizza and the Avo Tostado.”
Hours of operation are Monday-Wednesday 5pm-12am, Thursday-Friday 5pm-4am, Saturday 12pm-4am, and Sunday 12pm-12am.
The storefront in question previously housed offices for Neuman’s Catering, which annexed the real estate in 2009. They fled the block in 2016 after spending two decades on the Lower East Side.