Museum shops, restaurants to close, etc.

February 24, 2009 04:31PM

Clockwise, from top L: ‘wichcraft, Strider Records, Spicy Pickle, Mai House

The Metropolitan Museum of Art closed eight of its 23 stores nationwide, including the store at the South Street Seaport Museum earlier this year, due to poor sales. Spicy Pickle at 143 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights has decided to close and may be looking to move to Long Island. The Von Dutch store on Spring Street has closed after two years in business. Threads, a Pottery Barn Kids spin-off at 1451 Second Avenue between 75th and 76th streets, is closing after 15 months. Strider Records, at 22 Jones Street near Bleecker Street, could close any day. Other restaurants and stores have announced temporary closures. Nancy Koltes at Home said it is closed for company restructuring. John Varvatos at 122 Spring Street is closed for two weeks for renovations. Lucy’s, at 135 Avenue A, is closed until March 12. The ‘wichcraft kiosks in Herald and Greeley squares, on Broadway between 32nd and 35th streets, are closed until March 23, or earlier if the weather gets warmer. Frog Cafe in Soho is closed for renovations. Lastly, Mai House in Tribeca is now closed four days a week, Sunday through Wednesday. TRD