Popular ‘Masala Wala’ on Essex Street is Closed by Health Department [UPDATED]

Last modified January 8, 2016 at 10:02 pm

The Masala Wala is probably one of the longer running establishments at 179 Essex Street, a cursed address rife with turnover. Opened in October 2011, the so-called “curry crusader” still manages to populate the dining room. Not today, though. You see, the Department of Health stopped by on Tuesday and shuttered the joint. While the city […]

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The Masala Wala Opens at 179 Essex Street

Posted October 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

Black garbage bags were finally removed from the windows of 179 Essex Street yesterday morning, and The Masala Wala officially opened by afternoon.

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Coming Soon: The Masala Wala at 179 Essex Street

Posted May 12, 2011 at 6:28 am

The old Munchies space welcomes a new fast food occupant.

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Munchies Served Marshal’s Eviction Notice

Posted November 24, 2010 at 6:07 am

The fate of Munchies at 179 Essex Street is now sealed.  Officially.  Yesterday afternoon, the shutters were raised for the first time in over a month to reveal a Marshal’s eviction notice taped to the door. The paperwork was dated November 23, 2010. Meanwhile, behind the grimy window panes, the onetime late-night fast foodery has […]

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Munchies on Essex Street is Closed

Posted October 5, 2010 at 6:32 am

Fast food grease-pit Munchies has been a buzzworthy topic in the local news lately.  A few weeks ago, The Villager published a profile article on the purveyor, lifetime Lower East Sider Ahmed Parvesh. The write-up brings to light the violent side of the family business, his brief incarceration and subsequent insistence of wrongful arrest, and […]

Munchies Maintenance

Last modified May 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Grub St reported yesterday that Munchies at 179 Essex seemed to be in dire straights. A sign on their drawn gate earlier this week indicated that the late-night eatery was closed due to “unforeseen maintenance.” This morning, though, an updated announcement was put in place: Dear valued guest, we are still closed for maintenance. We […]