When Xunta closed, we pointed out that whatever your quibbles about its food, it was a fixture for East Village froshes, much like Sala. Now it turns out that Sala, which opened in May of 1999, may also go. Bernard Schwartz of Steven Kamali Hospitality is marketing the sale or lease of the bi-level venue at an asking rent of $28,000 per month, which we’re told is more than the current occupants care to pay. The fixture fee is $350,000. Of course, the tapas bar remains open (as does its five-year-old sister location in Chelsea, which will presumably soldier on), but it may soon be time to pour out a pitcher of sangria.
Photo: Youngna Park