Rumor: ‘Taqueria Diana’ to Open Another Location on Clinton Street

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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A mini-chain of Mexican restaurants across the city is about to open its fourth location. Lower East Side next.

The C&C Prosperity Dumpling offshoot at 69 Clinton Street shuttered back in May. Controversy surrounding the original Eldridge dumpling house (i.e. back-alley kitchen and prep) eventually caught up with this spot. That coupled with the earlier relocation of La Socia Pawn Shop down the block led to the availability of an enormous retail space.

And that’s allegedly what’s happening.

Word on the street is that Taqueria Diana is opening a restaurant here in the coming months. Both stores will reportedly be combined for the effort. To that end, the Department of Buildings approved permits for the storefront build-out a couple weeks ago.

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When reached for comment, ownership could only say, “Nothing is set in stone yet.” Which is probably a yes. Don’t be surprised to see this address on a future SLA subcommittee agenda for Community Board 3.

Taqueria Diana is a “California-inspired Mexican restaurant” founded three years ago by Matthew La Rue. The former manager at the Meatball Shop first opened at 121 Second Avenue (near St. Mark’s) in July 2013.

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