Openings and closings: Kyochon opens, Agnes & Eva’s Cafe closes … and more

March 02, 2010 03:59PM

From left: Kyochon on Fifth Avenue between 32nd and 33rd streets and Agnes and Eva’s Cafe at 243 East 13th Street

Dinner will be served at Torrisi Italian Specialties, at 250 Mulberry Street, near Prince Street, March 9 on the Lower East Side.

A Brother Jimmy’s will be arriving in the former Irving Mill space next Monday at 116 East 16th Street, near Irving Place. It’s name: Brother Jimmy’s Union Square.


Polar Lounge
at the Marcel Hotel recently opened at 201 East 24th Street.

Tomorrow is supposed to be opening day for Midtown Kyochon, a Korean fried chicken establishment, on Fifth Avenue between 32nd and 33rd streets, marking the chain’s first Manhattan eatery.

In the West Village, the erstwhile Pink Tea Cup, a 55-year city mainstay that had closed in January, is reportedly reopening at 88 Seventh Avenue South.

Zenkichi restaurant owners have reportedly signed a lease at 150 Bowery By Broome Street on the Lower East Side.

Artland bar in Williamsburg has shuttered at 609 Grand Street, Launch Stalker reported.

In Brooklyn Heights, Lost City reported a bunch of Closings On Atlantic Avenue including Nova Zembla furniture store, Mezcals, the longstanding Mexican restaurant, La Pizzetta, which is temporarily closed. In Bedford Stuyvesant, an as-of-yet unnamed Indian restaurant is moving in at 1047 Bedford Avenue

Prospect Heights will be home to Penny House Cafe at 732 Washington Avenue.

An Eater reader reported that Agnes and Eva’s Cafe at 243 East 13th Street between Second and Third avenues has closed. A call to the café revealed that its number has been disconnected. Eater got word that Mingala Burmese Restaurant at 21 East 7th Street closed with Porchetta taking its space. Zen Palate on the corner of Ninth Avenue and 46th Street got nabbed by the Department of Health, according to the Life with Food and Drink blog, although it’s not immediately clear whether the closure is permanent.