Petisco Vegano to Close Tomorrow, Blaming ‘Difficult’ Landlord

Posted on: October 19th, 2020 at 5:03 am by

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Petisco Vegano, the reimagined iteration of Cafe Petisco, this week joins the rank of restaurant closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last day in business is tomorrow (October 20).

Ownership took to Instagram Friday evening with a screed blaming the landlord for making it “extremely difficult for us to operate” since March. Apparently, there was an impasse related to rent at 189 East Broadway.

“We were unable to come to an agreement on how to move forward and remain a part of this community,” the post continues. “Unfortunately, our landlord is not as kind and supportive as you guys.”

The Petisco team is not through, though. It seems they’re actively seeking a new location for the business.

Even before coronavirus, Petisco had been struggling a bit. Purported structural issues, plus Department of Health shut the fifteen-year-old restaurant back in June 2019.

Upon its return, owner Anat Sror – also involved in the nascent Israeli bakery on Division Street – flipped the playbook to make it a vegan joint called Petisco Vegano.

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