Openings and closings: Saturdays Surf opens, Cafe des Artistes closes

August 31, 2009 04:00PM

From left: Saturdays Surf NYC opening, Cafe des Artistes closing

Iconic New York City restaurant Cafe des Artistes, at One 67th Street near Central Park West, has closed its doors. The storied spot had closed earlier this month, with plans to reopen in September. But, over the weekend, the owners announced their decision to remain shuttered for good.

John Dory, the seafood haven of famed Spotted Pig chef April Bloomfield, at 85 10th Avenue on the corner of 15th Street, closed its doors this past Saturday. There are reportedly plans in place to relocate, but when and where the restaurant will reopen is unclear. Il Bordello at 470 West 23rd Street on the corner of 10th Avenue has closed. Rumors are swirling that Meatpacking District bar and lounge the Griffin is closing its doors at 50 Gansevoort Street between Greenwich Street and Ninth Avenue. La Goulue at 746 Madison Avenue on the corner of 65th Street closed this past Wednesday.

A new coffee slash surf shop, Saturdays Surf NYC, has opened at 31 Crosby Street between Grand and Broome streets. The Riese Organization has reopened a newly renovated food court in Penn Station, according to a press release sent out today. 87 Ludlow Street between Delancey and Broome streets is reportedly getting a new bar as its tenant. The spot is the former home of Lounge 87. A new Cafe Pedlar location opened its doors today at 17 Clinton Street between East Houston and Stanton streets. A new beer hall, the Bronx Ale House, has opened at 216 West 238th Street in the Kingsbridge neighborhood of the Bronx.

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