West Village Watch: Mas Takes Movida Space, Jody Williams Rumored in at 42 Grove

Photo: Shanna Ravindra

The space that once housed Movida has been vacant for a few years now, and was at one point for sale at $3.5 million. The property manager had sought to fill it with a Starbucks or a CVS, but according to Flo Fab, itll get a far more dignified occupant. Galen Zamarra of (Mas) Farmhouse, which expanded a while ago, will open Mas (La Grillade) in early summer. Itll feature a simple, ingredient-driven a la carte menu to take advantage of a wood-burning grill. Meanwhile, around the corner from Seventh Avenue South, PX This hears unconfirmed reports that ex-Morandi chef Jody Williams is doing something in the old Pink Tea Cup space at 42 Grove.

Off the Menu: Mas 2 [Diners Journal/NYT]