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Burrito Legend Benny's Shutters After 27 Years in the East Village

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A last ditch effort to stay afloat in November wasn't enough to save the business.


East Village favorite, Benny's Burritos shuttered last night after 27 years in business and a good fight, notes EV Grieve. In November, owner Mark Merker downsized the shop into a tiny sliver of its original size and made it take out only, but the rent and competition from other burrito producers like Chipotle still proved to be too much. Farewell giant burritos.

There's still a Benny's Burritos in the West Village, but it's actually completely unrelated to this institution. Meanwhile Harry's Burritos on the Upper West Side, which was also related, closed back in December when Benny's downsized.

Benny's Burritos

113 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10014 (212) 633-9210 Visit Website