Tag Archives: Closings

Three Japanese Staples Will All Close This Weekend

Source: Grub Street NY

The 42-year-old Times Square ramen spot Sapporo and its sister restaurants Sake Bar Hagi and Iroha will all close on Saturday, January 13. A manger at Iroha, Johnny Gartrelle, confirms the closures with Grub, saying that, well, it was time. “We’re closing because the building hasn’t been …

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The Ugly Duckling Shutters in Washington Square West

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

The Ugly Duckling, the liquor-licensed, Center City version of Northeast Philly’s Blue Duck, has closed after just four months in Washington Square West. It was a rough […]

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Farewell to Flavortown: New Year’s Eve Inside Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar

Source: Grub Street NY

The wind whipping across 44th Street made the evening air feel like a soul-destroying zero degrees, but in the distance I thought I could make out some flames. Or, at the very least, some neon. It was 6:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve — set to be the second coldest …

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A Complete Timeline of Guy Fieri’s Reviled Times Square Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

After five years, the Donkey Sauce has run dry at Guy Fieri’s Times Square restaurant. The party at Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar will officially be over as of January 1, which leaves New Yorkers just three more days to visit the place that has, over the course of …

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Guy Fieri’s Much-Loathed Times Square Restaurant to Close Forever

Source: Grub Street NY

Pour one out — preferably a Lady Liberty Cosmo — for Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. Employees at Guy Fieri’s 500-person Times Square restaurant tell Eater they will throw in the towel after service concludes this New Year’s Eve, just shy of five-and-a-half years of Dragon Chili Cheese …

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In Loving Memory of Saltie, a Sandwich Shop That Never Got Stale

Source: Grub Street NY

Scuttlebutt. Captain’s Daughter. Ship’s Biscuit. Seadogs might know them as something else entirely, but to the legions of sandwich fans across Brooklyn, these are instantly recognizable as the names of three of Saltie‘s most beloved creations. Now, the sun is setting on their journey, as owner Caroline Fidanza

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The Industry Bar Is Closing for Good in Pennsport

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

The Industry, Dave Garry and Heather Gleason’s (of Good Dog Bar fame) Pennsport bar will shut its doors for good on New Year’s Eve. According to an Instagram posted on Tuesday afternoon, it […]

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Saltie Will Sink at the End of the Month

Source: Grub Street NY

That wasn’t much of a warning: Today on Instagram, the Williamsburg sandwich shop Saltie announced that it will close at the end of this month. During its eight-year run, the small shop has had an outsize presence in the neighborhood. It’s big in both personality and flavor, with an …

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Downtown French Favorite Rebelle Is Closing This Week

Source: Grub Street NY

Rebelle had all the bones of a successful restaurant: an acclaimed chef, Daniel Eddy, who worked with Daniel Rose at Spring in Paris; an excellent wine list from Patrick Cappiello; and a great location, right on the Bowery. After a little over two years, though, the Michelin-starred restaurant …

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The Papaya King on St. Marks Is a Goner

Source: Grub Street NY

The reign of the East Village Papaya King has come to an end. The hot-dog-and-tropical-juice-combo shop closed its St. Marks location after four years, following — you guessed it — the purchase of its building by a developer.

Real Estate Equities Corporation plans to demolish its home at 3 St. …

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The Original A Voce, Once Considered One of the City’s Best Italian Restaurants, Will Close

Source: Grub Street NY

Not that long ago, A Voce was one of the more important Italian restaurants in a city obsessed with Italian food. It’s since faded from conversations about fancy Italian food in New York, and it’s not totally surprising to hear, as Eater NY reports, that its London-based …

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Bobby Flay Will Close Bar Americain in Midtown

Source: Grub Street NY

Bobby Flay, host of nine separate food shows that use his name, tells the New York Times‘ food editor Sam Sifton today that the rent and necessary renovations at Bar Americain have gotten so “prohibitively costly” that he’s been left with no choice but to shutter the …

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It Sounds Like Noho Star Will Close After 3 Decades

Source: Grub Street NY

Downtown icon Noho Star may not be long for this world. Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports that, after 32 years in business, the part New American, part Chinese restaurant will close on December 31. The blog points to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filed for …

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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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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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