Gaia Cafe Planning February Return with New Essex Street Locale
Gaia Italian Cafe, a locals favorite, is gearing up for a return.
An early pandemic victim, Gaia shuttered its sub-level operations in the summer of 2020 after nearly a decade on East Houston. Then word came through last July that chef-owner Gaia Bagnasacco signed a lease for the ground floor of 119 Essex Street, last home to Char Sue (another pandemic victim).
The new spot is easily is a multiple of its former self, and now above-ground to boot.
As for opening date, Bagnasacco reveals that the reboot should open sometime in February.
In the meantime, the online store Bagnasacco created to weather the pandemic remains active.