Gaia Italian Cafe to Close on Sunday After 9 Years

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 at 5:02 am by

Gaia Italian Cafe is entering its final week on East Houston Street. Capping a near-decade run in the neighborhood.

Apparently, the landlord of 251 East Houston decided not to renew the lease on the sub-level space, which expires on July 31. Last day in business at this address for the restaurant is a few days before – next Sunday (July 26).

Owner Gaia Bagnasacco opened her eponymous cafe in January 2011. It quickly became something of a locals dining room with a communal, family vibe. Despite the area love, Bagnasacco often battled naysayers and negative Yelp commenters.

There is a silver lining, though. Word on the street is that the community is coming together to help Bagnasacco find a new location on the Lower East Side. We’ll keep you posted.

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