CAFFE DANTE MILADY’S CLOSE Due To Greedy Landlords

CAFFE DANTE
In Better Days
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MILADY’s
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photo Copyright Daniel Zwicke

 

The OLD ROCCO’S SIGN

The traditional Italian restaurant Rocco in Greenwich Village has closed due to “greedy landlords,” as Rocco’s owner Antonio DaSilva says on the now-defunct restaurant’s voice greeting.

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THE OLD ROCCO’S SIGN

 

“Yes the Old Sign with CARBONE Superimposed

Over ROCCO

photo Copyright Daniel Zwicke
 
GREENWICH VILLAGES LOSES CHERISHED CAFFE RESTAURANT BAR 

            and BAKERY (Vesuvio’s)





First it was Rocco’s a couple years ago. Rocco’s Restaurant on Thompson Street was just one of few surving Old-School Italian Red-Sauce Restaurants left in New York’s Greenwich Village .. As per usual with greedy-landlords and insane skyrocketing rental priced, the rent on Rocco’s was jacked-up by another “Greedy Landlord” and Rocco’s was “pushed out of business” and forced to shut its doors after almost 90 years in busines (Since 1922).



Milady’s, one of the last remaining old-school neighborhood bar was forced out of business by “greedy landlords” and served their last Beer to sad and loyal customers on Sunday, Juanuary 12, 2014 …



The beloved classic Italian Caffe, “CAFFE DANTE” Closed on Sunday, January 19, 2014

“What is this World Coming to?”





Reported From The VILLAGER   …….. January 19, 2012




In November of last year, the New York City restaurant blog Eater reported that the traditional home-style dining spot’s lease was up at the end of 2011. And to renew that lease the landlord was asking for $18,000 a month — a $10,000 monthly increase from what DaSilva traditionally paid.
Assuming the lease are young up-and-comers Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, both chefs belonging to the Torrisi Italian Specialties team. Together with partner Jeff Zalaznick, the group operates a mini-chain of restaurants with two spots in Little Italy and a stand at Yankee Stadium.
Word is the Torrisi team struck a deal with Rocco restaurant’s landlord and then slyly advertised the restaurant takeover in a 16-second video on their Web site.
“It’s pretty bad and it’s a shame,” said Ralph Redillo, the superintendent of the restaurant’s building. “A lot of outsiders came into the neighborhood just for Rocco’s.”
 
Pat Gombos, a neighborhood regular of Rocco’s says, “Great prices, great food and great atmosphere,  I’ll totally miss it.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“La TAVOLA” Is GREENWICH VILLAGE ITALIAN

 



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