The Real Deal New York

Openings and closings: the Moldy Fig opens, Grocer John’s closes … and more

March 25, 2010 01:18PM

In Midtown, the much anticipated Ma Peche restaurant, from famed chef David Chang, is rumored to be opening in the next couple of weeks at 15 West 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

Racked has reported that Tiffany & Co. is opening its third New York City location in the Flatiron District at 200 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 23rd Street.

After being ravaged by a fire last June, Teany vegan cafe is reopening on the Lower East Side at 90 Rivington Street between Orchard and Ludlow streets. The Bowery Boogie blog brings word that a new jazz bar called the Moldy Fig will be opening at 178 Stanton Street between Clinton and Attorney streets. A restaurant called Seven Rivers of India is set to open at 203 East Houston Street between Orchard and Ludlow streets.

In Soho, a new tropical-themed bar is set to open this summer at 525 Broome Street between Sullivan and Thompson streets.

In the world of rolling real estate, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck announced that it will reopen April 1. No word yet on its planned locations this season.

After around 30 years of business the Laundry, a famed East Hampton eatery, has reportedly closed.

In the East Village, Nevada Smith’s at 74 Third Avenue between 11th and 12th streets was shut down by the police yesterday. No word yet on when or if the bar will reopen. In Greenwich Village, Grocer John’s has closed at 5-19 West 14th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Cafe Panino Buon Giusto at 551 Hudson Street between Perry and West 11th streets has been temporarily shuttered by the Department of Health.

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