Las Ventas, a Spanish deli located at 700 Harrison Avenue, and Stella Cafe, a breakfast and luncheon cafe located next to Stella Restaurant & Bar at 1525 Washington Street have both closed. Las Ventas closed earlier this month and according to their website the space will be remodeled for private dining and function space for Estragon. Stella Cafe closed last week but there has been no word on what will become of the space.
This is great news for residents of the Ink Block and the neighborhood. With additional residents moving into SoWa and more development expected, it is important to have businesses that remain open later at night to avoid creating blocks that go dark after business hours like we currently see in some of the larger residential buildings in SoWa (e.g. Rollins Square and Wilkes Passage).