Tag Archives: Closings

East Village Favorite Café Orlin Will Close Next Month

Source: Grub Street NY

St. Marks got a Starbucks, and now the famous street will lose one of its longtime anchors. Downtown institution Café Orlin will serve its last eggs Blackstone on October 15, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports. The restaurant has been open for the last 36 years, and never dipped …

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East Village Favorite Café Orlin Will Close Next Month

Source: Grub Street NY

St. Marks got a Starbucks, and now the famous street will lose one of its longtime anchors. Downtown institution Café Orlin will serve its last eggs Blackstone on October 15, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports. The restaurant has been open for the last 36 years, and never dipped …

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How Franny’s Conquered Brooklyn

Source: Grub Street NY

In 2004, when Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg opened Franny’s on an otherwise uncharming stretch of Flatbush Avenue, A-Rod was starting his first season as a Yankee. Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was humming along, Arthur Miller and Rosa Parks were still alive, and the popular concept of “Brooklyn” was …

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Struggling Grocer Garden of Eden Will Close Its Store on 23rd Street

Source: Grub Street NY

Times are tough for New York’s — and especially Manhattan’s — neighborhood grocers. Even local chains like Gristedes and Fairway, the rare grocery store that managed to develop a following, have struggled mightily. Both Fairway and its more bite-size competitor Garden of Eden filed for bankruptcy last …

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Fung Tu, One of New York’s Best Chinese Restaurants, Will Close in August

Source: Grub Street NY

Another one bites the spice dust. After four years on Orchard Street, nouveau Chinese-American restaurant Fung Tu will serve its last kohlrabi salad on August 31. During its tenure, the Lower East Side spot was home to some of the city’s best and most creative Chinese food. …

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Daniel Boulud Will Close His Downtown Gastropub DBGB Next Month

Source: Grub Street NY

Long live the gastropub. Daniel Boulud is a caliber of restaurateur who seems more or less impervious to the issues that can sink even decade-defining restaurants like Franny’s. But sustained drops in business don’t lie, and the chef has cited this as the reason he will cut his losses …

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The End of Great Jones Cafe Is Another Nail in the Coffin of My New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Whenever I come home to New York City from New Orleans and my old friends and I are deciding where to go to eat and catch up, they’re often thrown off that at the top of my list is Great Jones Cafe, the little box of a New Orleans–style …

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Another Longtime Downtown Restaurant Will Shutter Tonight

Source: Grub Street NY

Once upon a time in 1985, an influential restaurant called Arizona 206 helped make southwestern food the thing in New York. A few years later, a red-headed kid named Bobby Flay would crash the scene with Mesa Grill. And before those restaurants, there was the Great Jones Cafe, …

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Rockaway’s Pizza Nazi Gets the Boot for ‘Vulgar’ Behavior

Source: Grub Street NY

The saga of the Pizza Nazi continues. On Monday, Rockaway chef Whitney Aycock was kicked out of the Riis Park storefront where he ran Slice o’ Whit for being the offensive individual he is well-known to be. A slew of complaints prompted the National Park Service to evict Aycock …

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Rockaway’s Pizza Nazi Gets the Boot for ‘Vulgar’ Behavior

Source: Grub Street NY

The saga of the Pizza Nazi continues. On Monday, Rockaway chef Whitney Aycock was kicked out of the Riis Park storefront where he ran Slice o’ Whit for being the offensive individual he is well-known to be. A slew of complaints prompted the National Park Service to evict Aycock …

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French Roast in Greenwich Village Will Close Tonight

Source: Grub Street NY

French Roast on Sixth Avenue and 11th Street, which first opened in 1993, is shutting down at midnight tonight, according to members of its staff. The closure is the latest blow to the once-ubiquitous cottage industry of diners in the city — let alone 24-hour venues — …

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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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