The new tenant in the Sixth Avenue space that housed Gray's Papaya until yesterday will be Liquiteria, the trendy juice bar beloved by celebrities and your fitness-obsessed co-worker. In other words, 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.
From a press release sent out by Liquiteria this afternoon: "Liquiteria's new West Village location, at the iconic corner of 8th Street and 6th Avenue, is the former location of legendary Gray's Papaya. Liquiteria is excited to create a health and wellness oasis on this vibrant corner in the dynamic West Village neighborhood." Blech.
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