Just a day after Il Buco sent out an email asking customers to support its annual pig roast at tonight’s Community Board 2 meeting, and literally just minutes before the meeting’s commencement, the restaurant has sent word that it has canceled the event for the first time in its six-year run. It’s definitely the biggest NIMBY win since Shake Shack Nolita was trounced. The mass e-mail is below.
Dear fellow neighbors,
I want to thank you all for you incredible support regarding the il
Buco Pig Roast. It has meant the world to us that the community has
enjoyed and appreciated this event for all that we hoped it would be.
Regretfully, we have decided to cancel the Pig Roast for this year.
Due to my recent marriage and the incredible amount of energy that we
are devoting to our new project at 53 Great Jones, we do not want to
go to battle at this time and be a part of any kind of antagonism in
the neighborhood. We will present all of your letters of support to
the Community Board this evening in the hope that they will understand
the real value of this event, and to make possible the future of this
We will be withdrawing our participation in the meeting tonight and
greatly apologize to any of you who have arranged your schedules
accordingly, and hope that most of you will receive this in time to
make other plans. We will be present at the meeting at any event.
Please feel free to pass by the restaurant this evening for a prosecco
toast with us.
Fondly & Gratefully,