Will Alfama Move to East Village?

Photo: Rafael d’Alo

A tipster responds to our news about a Portuguese restaurant rumored to open alongside the Avalon Bowery Place:

Just to let you know. I talked to the Alfama people 2 weeks ago when I dined there and this is them. They wanted a new space that’s a bit bigger and has the capacity to be a bakery too. Then I guess it’s set. They hinted that they wouldn’t take a new place until someone takes the old place.

Rachel Zoe Insler at Bespoke Chocolates said she thought reps looking at the neighboring space hailed from Alfama. A manager at Alfama declined to get specific, but did confirm that the restaurant planned to relocate. We’re starting to smell sweet buns in the East Village.

Will Alfama Move to East Village?