Open and Closed: Say Hello to Hospoda; Goodbye to Nicky's Pho
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Nicky's Pho in the East Village has closed just three months after it opened. Co-owner Billy Dang said there wasn't enough foot traffic. [Grub Street]
Charlie Palmer's Métrazur restaurant in Grand Central Terminal will close July 1 to be replaced by a new Apple store. [Wall Street Journal]
Lingua, which opened in March, serving tripe Florentine, lamb sweetbreads, and tongue, has already shuttered due to a lack of business. [Grub Street]
Hospoda is the culmination of a 10-year restoration of the historic Bohemian National Hall, owned by the Czech Republic. It will serve Pilsner Urquell in four styles. [NY Times]
Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club replaces the Water Taxi Beach, with music, games, beer, burgers, and brats. [NY Times]
Hakki Akdeniz, one of the pie spinners on the U.S. Pizza Team, is opening a second location of his Lower East Side pizzeria Famous Hakki. [TONY]
Scali Caffé is the latest from the team behind fine-dining trattorias Scalinatella and Il Postino. It's a casual West Village café serving panini, pastas, and entrées. [TONY]
Vodou Bar brings more cocktails to Bed-Stuy. Mixologist Darryl Robinson from the Cooking Channel's Drink Up, designed the menu of fruity drinks. [TONY]
Alfama, which closed in the West Village in 2009, has been revived in Midtown with a menu of small plates and 600-degree tableside stones for DIY dishes. [Thrillist]
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