The four-year-old Mount Vernon bar-and-restaurant outpost of beloved local Italian deli Trinacria has shut down indefinitely, according to a sign posted on its front door.
“We will be closed until further notice,” says a scribbled note, a photo of which was posted to a local neighbors group on Facebook. It adds, “Sorry for the inconvenience.”
An employee who answered the phone at the flagship Trinacria deli on W. Paca Street, today confirmed the W. Centre Street spot is shut down indefinitely. The staffer, who asked not to be named, said owner Vincent Fava was not available to comment, and that she could not offer a reason for the restaurant’s closure.
Trinacria Ristorante & Bar is situated next to Mount Vernon Marketplace at the corner of W. Centre Street and Park Avenue. It’s endured significant challenges since opening in 2014, including damage to the property during the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death in police custody in 2015, and nine months of repairs on a sinkhole that emerged on W. Centre Street in 2016 and hurt walk-up traffic.
Fava had the café renovated in 2016 for a couple months amid the sinkhole repairs. It’s been open regularly since, popular for its traditional Italian fare. It’s also more recently drawn crowds for its lively drag nights, trivia and brunches, as chronicled last year by The Sun’s Christina Tkacik.
The Fava family’s flagship location on Paca Street is now in its 111th year in business, and remains open Tuesday through Saturday from 8-4:30 p.m.
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