Openings and closings: P & G Bar returns, Mercury Dime will close

May 15, 2009 02:42PM

161 Hudson Street, Steak Frites and Di Palo’s

Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s wife, Tracey Stewart, has opened a child-friendly restaurant, Moomah, at 161 Hudson Street. The P&G Bar has returned to 380 Columbus Avenue at West 78th Street after closing its 279 Amsterdam Avenue location in late January. Steak Frites, at 225 Varick Street, is slated to relaunch in a few weeks as Lucy Browne’s, with a new menu. Indian restaurant Aamchi Pao is set to open May 22 at 194 Bleecker Street near Macdougal Street. Organic chain Elevation Burger is coming to New York. In Brooklyn, performance and art space Littlefield is set to open tomorrow. General Greene is planning to open an ice cream cart next to the restaurant at 229 Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene.

The Starbucks at 42nd Street and 11th Avenue has closed. The World of DVD, on Eighth Avenue just below 40th Street, is closing. Di Palo’s at 200 Grand Street closed this week for renovations. A sign outside Belly Delly Deli, on Broadway and 50th Street, suggests the deli, which closed late last year, is being renovated. The 45th Street branch of Menchanko Tei has been closed for renovations. Negril will close its Chelsea location, at 362 West 23rd Street, May 31. The Mercury Dime, a coffee place on East 5th Street, will close in one month. Community Board 3 had previously refused to allow Mercury Dime to operate a wine bar at night to cover rent costs. In Brooklyn, Fort Greene clothing and accessories boutique Addy & Ferro has closed. TRD