Openings and closings: Italian restaurant coming to Brooklyn Heights, Village restaurant is shuttering

July 24, 2009 04:52PM

alternate textNew Italian restaurant opens in Brooklyn Heights, Village restaurant shutters

Fedora Restaurant on West 4th Street is temporarily shuttering. The proposed Koi restaurant on the Bowery was denied a liquor license by Community Board 3. Village at 62 West 9th Street will close after dinner on July 25 due to inability to pay higher rents. City Burger at 1410 Broadway has closed and will reopen as Schnitzel Express in Midtown. The Papaya Dog at 4179 Broadway and 177th Street has closed

After being delayed, Permanent Brunch at 95 First Avenue is set to open by next Monday. Edgar’s Café has opened a second location on Amsterdam Avenue between 91st and 92nd streets on the Upper West Side. As per a Midtown Lunch commenter, 49 Café on 49th Street between Madison and Park avenues is closed. Thomas Keller may be opening a new restaurant in Chelsea on the West Side Highway, but spokespeople deny any plans for New York. Malaysian joint Nyonya is in the midst of building a new location at 199 Grand Street in Chinatown. Grotta Azzurra will open a wine shop at 177 Mulberry Street. Motorino will open in the former Una Pizza Napoletana space at 349 East 12th Street.

In Brooklyn, Café Regular Du Nord has opened in Park Slope at 158 Berkeley Place near Seventh Avenue. Two new high-end wine shops are coming to Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick. An Italian restaurant is coming to 34 Columbia Place in Brooklyn Heights. A Starbucks will open at Nostrand Avenue and Gravesend Neck Road in Sheepshead Bay. Former Oak Hotel on Avenue H and East 12th Street in Ditmas Park may be used as a homeless shelter. Grecian Diner on Seventh Avenue and 4th Street in Park Slope is closed for renovations.  TRD