Nima Garos

Looking Inside ‘JaJaJa,’ the Vegan Mexican Restaurant at 162 East Broadway

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:05 am

Hold onto your sombreros, JaJaJa is on the proverbial precipice of opening at 162 East Broadway. JaJaJa (Plantas Mexicana) is a vegan Mexican restaurant helmed by Gelso & Grand proprietor Nima Garos and partner Koorosh Bakhtiar. The concept has been in the works for more than a year, and evolved along the way. For one, […]

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Incoming Taqueria ‘Gracias Mama’ Peels Away the Plywood on East Broadway

Last modified January 31, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Incoming taqueria, Gracias Mama, is swiftly approaching the finish line. The controversial establishment – under construction at 162 East Broadway since springtime – peeled away the plywood from its cornershop exterior last week and painted the exterior white. Workers were seen breaking down the shed and stuffing the contents into a demolition truck. This corner […]

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200 Foot Drama: ‘Gracias Mama’ Revises its Concept for 162 East Broadway

Last modified January 31, 2017 at 9:20 pm

Gracias Mama, the Mexican establishment gunning for the corner of Rutgers and East Broadway, is facing more of an uphill battle than principals Koorosh Bakhtiar and Nima Garos (Gelso & Grand) probably anticipated. Even though Community Board 3 approved a full liquor license for this previously unlicensed location (controversial in its own right), the recommendation […]

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‘Gelso & Grand’ Operator to Open Mexican Joint in Former Bakery at 162 East Broadway

Posted January 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

More change is coming to the crazy confluence of Canal Street, East Broadway, and Rutgers. Two commercial mainstays at 162 East Broadway folded within the last couple months. And with good reason. Nightlife. First, a refresher. You remember the Golden Carriage Bakery. The once-popular Chinese pastry shop shuttered five years ago, but was reportedly resurrected […]

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