Samesa is the First Vendor Casualty in the New Essex Market
Open only six months, the first vendor of the new Essex Market has gone belly up. Not one of the long-timers, though.
Samesa ended its brief run earlier this month.
Established by brothers Max and Eli Sussman in 2016, Samesa first announced its Lower East Side grab-and-go stall one year ago.
The Middle Eastern restaurant had last flirted with the Lower East Side in 2015, when the siblings tried to open at 121 Orchard Street. What would’ve been the first brick-and-mortar for the pop-uppers eventually fizzled, and Samesa opened in Williamsburg instead.