Well, that certainly didn’t take long.  And, yes, the West Village eyes are alive and open today. The artist formerly known as Baby Buddha has been LEASED!! The most prominent and ever-reliable source, APK tells me: The spot is becoming a pizzeria by the same outlet/people behind Malatesta Trattoria, the low-key read: good food joint at 649 Washington.  This is a promising bit of culinary news for a nabe low on pizza options.

Other articles on the Buddha, Ripco matter: Bye, Bye Baby. Save Your Baby Momma…, My Own Private RIPCO and Red on RIPCO.

(photo image : Abbie Kunath Park)