For the record, Primo’s Delicatessen has closed.

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From February 10, 2014 in these pages.

Food and dining notes: Primo’s, Muscle Monkey and Bread and Breakfast.

Cafe 157 occupies the space where Bread and Breakfast used to be, and the former Muscle Monkey has been Lady Tron’s for a while. NABC’s Bank Street Brewhouse is mentioned in the article, and of course renovation continues there toward the Monnik Beer takeover coming soon.

Meanwhile Primo’s Delicatessen closed shop a couple weeks back. Six years is a good run by any standard, but the past year was rocky for them. The story as I heard it was that original owner Benny Carter’s wife died last year, and the business was a casualty; he passed it on to an associate, but things didn’t work out. When I glanced in the other day, the space was empty.

Let’s update the list started earlier in 2020.

OPENING IN 2020
Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar (TBD; 430 Pearl, where the Cidery was to have been)
Monnik Beer Company (TBD; former Bank Street Brewhouse on Bank)
Recbar 812 (February 3; former La Rosita’s on Pearl)
Tavern Hall at The Exchange (event space in the former Feast BBQ)

CLOSING IN 2020
Longboard’s Taco & Tiki
Primo’s Delicatessen

Here is last year’s summary.

New Albany’s restaurant and bar openings and closings for 2019.

December 30, 2019

Following is our crowd-sourced list of restaurant/bar openings and closings in New Albany for 2019: Indies only; no chains, and just businesses within city limits.

Here’s a special category: Floyd County Brewing, which expanded into the Biergarten after launching Grain Haus in 2018. They’re still all common ownership, but deserving of note for organization of available space.

Did we miss anyone? There are two reasons why Our Lady of Perpetual Hops isn’t on this list: (1) it doesn’t have a kitchen, and (b) I’m still not sure whether it’s city, fringe area or county. The beers are good, though.

OPENING IN 2019 … 8 + 3 (see below) = 11
Boomtown Kitchen
Chicago City Pizza
Fistful of Tacos
Get It on a Bun at Booty’s
La Catrina
Tacolicious To Go
The Earl
The Standard Plate & Pour

CLOSING IN 2019 … 6 + 3 (see below) = 9
Bank Street Brewhouse/Taco Steve
Cox’s Hot Chicken
Hull & High Water
Mandarin Cafe
Red Men Club
Sinaloa

BOTH OPENING AND CLOSING IN 2019 … 3
Bliss Artisan
El Rico Taco
Mirin

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