In what feels like a facsimile of the changes taking place all over New York City, Liquiteria is now open inside the former home of Gray's Papaya, the 42-year-old hot dog joint at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 8th Street. Our sister site Eater NY reports that after the rent was raised a whopping $20,000, the only shop that could afford the space was, naturally, a juice place.
"In other words," Eater previously wrote, "a cheap-o restaurant that peddled sugary juice drinks and salty dogs for three decades will be replaced by a shiny health food shop that sells pricey liquified kale and wheatgrass." We're predicting the West Village's fashion-y fitness set—like those who attend Barre3 right above the new shop—won't mind a bit.
· RIP Gray's Papaya: Liquiteria Now Open in Its Former Home [Eater NY]