Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Rocco Restaurant was in business on Thompson Street in Greenwich Village from 1922-2012.

Full video: https://youtu.be/_-zOgwnSjjk 

Sadly, this Italian 🇮🇹 restaurant was forced to close after its landlord raised its rent from $8,000 a month to $18,000 a month. The #storefront was taken over by Carbone, an Italian-American restaurant in 2013 owned by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and partner Jeff Zalaznick. 

They remodeled the interior but left the remnants of original #neon signage from Rocco’s and added in neon the words “Carbone and “Wines Liquors” In our latest YouTube video NYC LIFE: GREENWICH VILLAGE & SOHO REOPENING DURING COVID-19 OUTDOOR DINING NEW YORK we visit the former location of Rocco’s and see other restaurants and bars which are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 restrictions (which currently do not allow indoor dining). 

• Please support your local small restaurant and bar by dining outside and also support our efforts to help raise awareness of the importance of these small unique shops by watching our YouTube video (it’s free to watch and SUBSCRIBE to our channel and by doing so YouTube will recommend it to others via their algorithm).



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