Dec. 26, 2018 By Christian Murray
Two well-known Hunters Point restaurants have closed.
Kavala, the Greek restaurant located at 10-07 50th Ave., and BANY, an Asian fusion restaurant at 10-57 Jackson Ave. were both shuttered in recent weeks.
Kavala, which the owners of Skinny’s Cantina opened in September 2015, focused on offering a modern take on authentic Greek cuisine.
The establishment was touted as the first Greek restaurant in Hunters Point when it opened. Since, then, Vernon Grille, a Greek restaurant with more of a diner feel, has opened.
The Kavala location currently has a large ‘for rent’ sign in the window. Owners Skinny Lee and Joseph Luci could not be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, BANY, which opened more than a decade ago, has also closed. It focused heavily on sushi and sashimi, although it did offer Malaysian, Thai and Chinese options. In recent years, it has faced fierce competition– with several Japanese and Asian opening nearby.
The owners of BANY could not be reached. The phone line to the restaurant has been disconnected and the establishment cleared out.