Openings and closings: Johnny Rockets opens, Monkeytown closes … and more

December 17, 2009 07:12PM

alternate textFrom left: Johnny Rockets at 1134 First Avenue, Monkeytown at 58 North 3rd Street

In the Financial District, Wall Street Burger is now open at 110 John Street. Robert Restaurant has opened at 2 Columbus Circle in  Lincoln Center.

In the East Village, Korean restaurant Nadoori opened Wednesday in the former SuRa space on 9th Street between Third and Fourth avenues. In Chelsea, Socarrat Bar de Vinos, is now open at 261 West 19th Street.

In the Gramercy region, after weeks
of anticipation, Danny Meyer’s new restaurant Maialino is open for
breakfast at 2 Lexington Avenue Near 21st Street

On the Upper East Side, Johnny Rockets opened Monday at 1134 First Avenue Near 62nd Street, according to a press release.

In Brooklyn, Cafe 474 opened earlier this week at 474 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Also in Park Slope, Union Market is opening a third location at 288 Court
Street on Monday.
In Dumbo, designer Aviva Stanoff is opening a new boutique today at 25
Jay Street.

In Queens, a wine shop called Table Wine just opened at 79-14 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights. Hayashi Sushi opens at 2901 Ocean Avenue near Avenue Y in Sheepshead Bay. Brooklyn Fare will expand into a stand alone, 50-seat reatuarant next door at 200 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

Amid these openings, there have been some closings. Monkeytown has shuttered at 58 North 3rd Street in Williamsburg. The Aspen Restaurant and Lounge at 30 West 22nd Street between Fifth
and Sixth avenues has been closed indefinitely due to alleged tax and
license form issues.

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