Openings and closings: Xi’an Famous Foods opens, Silent H closes … and more

December 17, 2009 01:28PM

alternate textFrom left: Xi’an Famous Foods at 88 East Broadway, Silent H at 88 Berry Street

In the Financial District, the yet-to-be open Grimaldi’s has received another eviction notice at 135 John Street for non-payment of rent. In Tribeca, Tokyo-themed restaurant TriBeCafe is slated to open in the former Tokyo Bar at 277 Church Street. In Chinatown, Xi’an Famous Foods has opened its first Manhattan location at 88 East Broadway, near the Manhattan Bridge.

In Soho, food blogger Ben Leventhal will open a high-end sushi restaurant called Commodore at 170 Mercer Street. In Midtown, Le Pain Quotidien will open up a location in the Time Life Building at 1271 Sixth Avenue Near West 51st Street, according to a press release.

In the East Village, tapas bar Barrell Bar Café will open tonight at 10 Stuyvesant Street. Tully’s gluten-free bakery is opening in January on East 11th Street between First and Second avenues. A Chipotle is coming to the ground floor of the Zeckendorf Towers at One Irving Place.
In Brooklyn, pop-up shop Hickoree’s Hard Goods has opened in a mixed-use space called Metropolitan Green on Metropolitan Avenue between North 5th and North 6th streets in Williamsburg.

Amidst the openings there have been some closings, all in Brooklyn. Silent H Vietnamese restaurant is expected to shutter at 88 Berry Street in Williamsburg. Vox Pop community space and coffee shop has been shuttered temporarily for non-payment of back taxes at 1022 Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park.