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Old 05-04-2011   #1 (permalink)
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La Sirenas restaurant has closed... and reopened

La Sirena Cevicheria restaurant (site was formerly Negrosal on calle 16 between AV. 1 & 5) has closed. It did not last long.

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Old 05-06-2011   #2 (permalink)
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This surprises me

I visited this place when it opened and thought they had a good formula. It looked open and inviting and the menu was interesting with seafood as their base attraction. I thought that the location was not bad either, even though it did not help the ill-fated Negrosol.

That it closed so quickly is a surprise, but from my experience this happens when the rent is too high to support the pangs of a new venture that needs some time to get on its feet. Landlords are often too grasping with their restaurant tenants and do not help them to establish themselves with a low initial rent. It is an axiom in the business that a restaurant makes its money when it signs the lease.

This is too bad, because it will take some time before another restauranteur takes a chance on a location that has failed spectacularly twice in an off-5th Street location in an expensive rental. Look for an empty space in the foreseeable future.
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Too bad!!
I had some terrific ceviche there and the chef was personally very involved with the customers. I had hoped they'd do well.
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That it closed so quickly is a surprise,
This is too bad, because it will take some time before another restauranteur takes a chance on a location that has failed spectacularly twice in an off-5th Street location in an expensive rental. Look for an empty space in the foreseeable future.
No, there is always another sucker that comes along with his "new wonderful ideas" for success. I would bet that, sooner or later, a new restaurant venture will open in that space.
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the location stinks
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Too bad!!
I had some terrific ceviche there and the chef was personally very involved with the customers. I had hoped they'd do well.
Ditto
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Old 08-07-2011   #7 (permalink)
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You won't believe it but....

La Sirena IS OPEN!! ...again.

Really its true...walked past last night, VERY open.
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Yes, it is open again and the other night when we walked by there was a comedy club going on in the downstairs lounge.
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If the place is now open again, the name of this thread should change. People just looking at the title see that the restaurant is closed may not read far enough to see it has reopened.
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Glad they are still open!

looking forward to La sirena!may 2012!, hope it´s still opened by then, here are some pics from april 2011...loved this place



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looking forward to La sirena!may 2012!, hope it´s still opened by then, here are some pics from april 2011...loved this place
We loved this restaurant, too... will share a few pics in my trip report soon.
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Is this the same as the one on 42nd and about 20th???
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Is this the same as the one on 42nd and about 20th???
No, not that I know of.
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