Open & Closed: Say Hello to Faustina (Yes, Already); Goodbye to Kolache Mama (Again, Yes, Already)

Just three weeks after Table 8 vacated the space at the Cooper Square Hotel, Scott Conant's Faustina, is open. Expect antipasti, cured meats, pastas, and a raw bar. [NY Times]

Bistro Vendome will open Monday in the space formerly occupied by March and Nish. Chef-owner Pascal Petiteau has designed a traditional French bistro menu. [NY Times]

The owners of Sushi Azabu are introducing TriBeCafe, specializing in the strange dishes found late at night in Tokyo, such as spaghetti with spicy cod roe and squid. [TONY]

The Cavalier is being forced to close its doors in Queens. After adding flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi to attract a younger crowd, a new landlord spiked the rent. [NY Times]

Sweet & Lowdown on the Lower East Side has shuttered after just a year in business. A "for rent" sign hangs on the storefront and the number has been disconnected. [Bowery Boogie]

After just four months in operation, Texas transplant Kolache Mama has closed its doors. The place, specializing in the eponymous Czechoslovakian pastries, is now empty. [Midtown Lunch]

Butcher Bay in the East Village has shuttered following a slew of menu changes and chef shuffles. The restaurant closed in November "temporarily," but has yet to reopen. [EV Grieve]

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