New Owners Ousting Long Time Village Businesses

Corn beef Reuben sandwich: Photo by Michaela Den
Corn beef Reuben sandwich: Photo by Michaela Den

In the wake of the recent sale of a piece of Greenwich Village property which includes 116 University Place and 32 East 13th Street around the corner, two businesses located there have been given their marching orders.

One business, University Place Gournet Deli has been serving hungry neighborhood residents for years at the southwest corner of 13th Street. Manager Celsio Aquino said employees of the deli, located at 116 University Place, received notices from the lawyers of the new owners last Saturday night that the store was closed for good as of Monday.

One person, a relative of the previous owners, said that the completion of the building’s sale took place a week ago on Monday. The only thing he knew about the new owners was that the deal was handled by a limited liability corporation.

Around the corner at 32 East 13th Street a worker at Just iPhone Repair said they are closing permanently as of Saturday, also because of the new landlord.