Jason Denton's 'Ino on Bedford Street in the West Village closed for good after service last night. The 15-year-old Italian sandwich shop announced the shutter with a statement yesterday afternoon, though as with last fall's closure of 'Inoteca Liquori Bar, no reason was given.
Denton opened 'Ino with his wife Jennifer in 1998 and had since solidified it as a popular, casual bedrock on Bedford Street with fantastic panini, bruschetta, and antipasti. No word yet on what, if anything, will take over that space.
Here's the statement in full:
To our most amazing and loyal customers and friends, thank you for keeping us company the last 15 years. Thank you for warming our bar stools and chairs. Thank you for trying our truffled egg toast. Thank you for your stories, your laughs and your music recommendations. Thank you for making our small little place feel so big. To our incredible staff both past and present, thank you for your hard work and perseverance. Thank you for caring for this place as if it were your own. Thank you for sharing your unique talents with us. Thank you for bringing more to the table. We could not have done it without you.
After 15 incredible years, 'ino will close its beloved Bedford street location. While this little spot in the West Village is where our journey began, it is certainly not where it ends. We hope to open a new location where we can welcome you once again. Please join our mailing list to stay up to date or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Jen and Jason Denton
& the 'ino family
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