Openings and closings: Faustina opening, Bread Stuy closing … and more

February 08, 2010 11:40AM

From left: Faustina at 25 Cooper Square, Bread Stuy at 403 Lewis Avenue

On the Upper East Side, the Mark hotel’s Jean-Georges restaurant is opening in March, according to the New York Times, with former Vong chef Pierre Schutz, at 25 East 77th Street between Madison and Fifth avenues.

Print has opened for breakfast and lunch at the Ink 48 Hotel at 653 11th Avenue between 47th and 48th streets, and will begin serving dinner Feb. 15. 

In the East Village Thai spot Rhong-Tiam has relocated to 87 Second Avenue at Fifth Street. Faustina, formerly Table 8, opened today at the Cooper Square Hotel at 25 Cooper Square at the intersection of East 5th Street and the Bowery. Nearby, at the old Café DeVille location on the corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street, the people behind Phebe’s are planning to open a new establishment.

Michael Huynh has changed his mind about his planned B Clinton restaurant at 6 Clinton Street, and Asian restaurant Eastern Alley will open in the space instead. 

Amid these openings were a few closings. Arqua at 281 Church Street in Tribeca has shuttered after 20 years. Bedford Stuyvesant café Bread Stuy has been seized at 403 Lewis Avenue, reportedly over tax issues.