Mezetto will Not be Reopening on East Houston Street
The novel coronavirus continues to wipe out city nightlife. Here on the Lower East Side, the latest victim is eight-year-old Mezetto.
Like so many city establishments that closed at the outset of the pandemic shutdown, the Mediterranean spot will not be returning.
“We are deeply saddened that its come to this [but] we at Mezetto would like to thank you for the years of support and success,” the restaurant wrote on Instagram in its final communique to followers last March.
The team admitted that the closure was temporary and “only for two weeks.” Seven months later, though, the northwest corner of East Houston and Allen Streets is still dark. While no messaging updates the fate of Mezetto, real estate listings seem to solve the mystery.
Indeed, there is a post on Craigslist for an “immediate occupancy” of the 850 square-foot space. The landlord is looking for more of the same – nightlife – and the stated “low rent” is negotiable.
Mezetto opened at 161 East Houston in October 2012.