Apparently, New Yorkers would rather have good tasting food than carbon neutral food. That's the takeaway we get from peeking into the window at Otarian on Bleecker Street, the first in what was meant to be a chain (but only one other branch opened) of eco-conscious eateries in New York. The restaurant served veggie burgers, flatbreads, salads, wraps, and the like and asked 'How would you like to reduce carbon today?' as a greeting.
Now, a sign in the window announces they're closed due to a burst water pipe. It could be the case, but note that everything that wasn't bolted to the ground is gone. And the number is disconnected, both on Bleecker and in the second location on 8th Avenue.
Update: No signs of life yet on Bleecker, but the 8th Avenue store is still open. Something was just up with their phone.
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