Tag Archives: Closings

April Bloomfield Is Closing Salvation Burger

Source: Grub Street NY

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman opened Salvation Burger in February of 2016 t0 much excitement, but while the all-American concept was strong, the location inside the Pod Hotel in Midtown East never seemed like a great fit. Then, a kitchen fire hit the restaurant and caused it to …

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New York Mezcal Mecca Mayahuel Will Close

Source: Grub Street NY

When it rains, it pours. The owners of downtown mezcal bar Mayahuel announced that it will close on August 8. It’s the fourth notable New York establishment that has been revealed to be on the way out since Friday, joining Franny’s, the short-lived Mr. Donahue’s, and

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Retro Diner Mr. Donahue’s Will Close on August 5

Source: Grub Street NY

In New York, tiny restaurants that hit the big time (of critics reviews and “best of” lists) tend to serve tasting menus with prices as exclusive as their seats. But the nine-seat Mr. Donahue’s is a lunch counter specializing in a retro-leaning style of American cooking — think dishes …

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Franny’s Will Close

Source: Grub Street NY

This is seriously depressing: Franny’s has long been among the best places in Brooklyn to get pizza — no small feat — as well as a neighborhood favorite for straightforward Italian food, with one of the most impressive wine lists in the city. But according to a note sent …

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Chinatown Classic Cup & Saucer Will Close, and the New York Diner Gets One Step Closer to Extinction

Source: Grub Street NY

The great New York diner die-off continues apace. Next week, shabby Chinatown diner Cup & Saucer will close for good following — you guessed it — a rent hike. There’s no other place like it in Chinatown, and while it didn’t have the following of, say,

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Gabriel Stulman Is Closing Perla in Favor of a More Casual Concept

Source: Grub Street NY

In March of 2016, Gabriel Stulman relocated Perla — the most expensive and upscale restaurant in his small West Village empire — to a brighter, airier space on 234 West 4th Street. This move came after extensive, costly renovations on Minetta Lane, and the departure of his opening chef, …

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Watching and Lamenting the Death of the New York Diner

Source: Grub Street NY

There’s a story that a few of the wistful regulars from my old diner, Joe Jr.’s, which used to occupy a narrow little space in the Village on the southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and 12th Street, still like to tell about the time Louie the waiter died of …

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The month of May in restaurant openings and closings

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

May was a pretty big month for restaurant debuts around Washington. But the city also lost some veteran spots, too. Here’s a look at the most noteworthy developments. Openings Anxo Cidery and Tasting Room: The second location of this local outfit is in Brightwood Park, featuring its own ciders and those from around the world, plus craft […]

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Fort Greene’s Lulu & Po to Close

Source: Grub Street NY

Matthew Hamilton’s lovely little restaurant, Lulu & Po, will close after dinner service tomorrow night. Hamilton’s kitchen specialized in small plates with a locavore spirit and a personal touch that we described in an Underground Gourmet review as “inventively composed, deftly assembled, and completely satisfying.”

L&P opened on …

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Alex Stupak Will Close Empellón Cocina This Week

Source: Grub Street NY

Alex Stupak opened Empellón Cocina, the second location of his local empire, in the East Village in 2012, less than a year after the West Village original. Since then the restaurant has seen a series of changes. Initially, Stupak made a statement by not even serving …

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Schiller’s Was McNally Land for the Everyman

Source: Grub Street NY

Keith McNally had very little left to prove when he opened Schiller’s, on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow, in 2003. He’d already shown an oracle’s feel for the turning point of gritty downtown neighborhoods with the openings of the Odeon (Tribeca, 1980), Lucky …

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Schiller’s Was McNally Land for the Everyman

Source: Grub Street NY

Keith McNally had very little left to prove when he opened Schiller’s, on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow, in 2003. He’d already shown an oracle’s feel for the turning point of gritty downtown neighborhoods with the openings of the Odeon (Tribeca, 1980), Lucky …

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Schiller’s Was McNally Land for the Everyman

Source: Grub Street NY

Keith McNally had very little left to prove when he opened Schiller’s, on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow, in 2003. He’d already shown an oracle’s feel for the turning point of gritty downtown neighborhoods with the openings of the Odeon (Tribeca, 1980), Lucky …

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The McNally Group Is Closing 14-Year-Old Schiller’s

Source: Grub Street NY

Since opening in 2003, Schiller’s Liquor Bar has helped shape the Lower East Side, bringing steak frites and Keith McNally’s eye for ambience to a neighborhood that wasn’t so popular for dining. (As with the Odeon in Tribeca, this is McNally’s specialty.) …

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Mimi Sheraton’s Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant, Good, Is Closing

Source: Grub Street NY

Over a lifetime of professional eating, I’ve seen more than a few favorite restaurants shut their doors. But never has news of an imminent closing hit harder than that of Good, the delightful West Village standby around the corner from my house that has functioned, by virtue of …

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Koi, in the Trump Soho, Will Close, Citing a Sharp Drop in Business

Source: Grub Street NY

President Donald Trump’s election may have all the diplomats clamoring to stay at his Washington, D.C., Hotel, but his controversial campaign’s harsh rhetoric and administration’s agenda have made many potential customers uneasy about giving their business to Trump’s properties. Residents of Manhattan’s Trump Place successfully changed …

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Another Deli Bites the Pastrami Dust

Source: Grub Street NY

Artie’s Delicatessen might not be known as one of the giants of New York’s deli scene, but it is part of the legacy of a late, successful Upper West Side restaurateur — or, was until last Wednesday, when it suddenly closed. The shuttering was apparently unexpected, with one …

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The month of March in restaurant openings and closings

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

It’s spring, and the flowers aren’t the only things in bloom: New restaurants have continued to pop up around Washington. These openings are worth noting, as are these closures. Openings Arroz: Mike Isabella now has a Spanish-Moroccan restaurant steps away from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Le DeSales: Expect French cuisine […]

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Rock Shrimp and Star Power: Drew Nieporent on the Earliest Days of Nobu

Source: Grub Street NY

In August 1994 — just two months after an NBA Finals Game had been interrupted by a live broadcast of California police chasing a white Ford Bronco — restaurateur Drew Nieporent, actor Robert De Niro, and chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa opened Nobu in Tribeca. Twenty-three years later, Matsuhisa has …

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Why Chipotle’s Southeast Asian chain couldn’t make it work

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

All 15 locations of ShopHouse, the Southeast Asian fast-casual restaurant owned by Chipotle, will close on March 17. The closings, first reported by Nation’s Restaurant News on Thursday, left fans distraught. But it was easy to see the move coming after Chipotle announced in October that it was halting investments in the brand. Instead, the burrito giant’s spinoff aspirations will focus on two […]

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Why Brooklyn’s Take Root Will Close at the Peak of Success

Source: Grub Street NY

These days, restaurants close in New York because a landlord spikes the rent, costs become prohibitively expensive, the neighborhood gets too competitive, or customers simply stop coming. Not Take Root — a tiny, one-of-a-kind restaurant in Carroll Gardens that has …

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Neighborhood Favorite Cómodo Will Close Next Month

Source: Grub Street NY

Yet another small, beloved restaurant is closing because of a rent spike: Cómodo, which opened in July of 2012 on MacDougal Street, will serve its last meal on Sunday, March 19. This is the first restaurant that husband-and-wife team Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe opened in New York, …

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Tom Colicchio Will Close 15-Year-Old, Widely Influential Craftbar

Source: Grub Street NY

Prepare to say good-bye to another classic New York restaurant: On April 30, after 15 years in business, Tom Colicchio will close Craftbar. This news comes just a few months after he closed Colicchio & Sons. While he offered no explanation for the latter, …

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