Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Darby; Goodbye to Marfa
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Cooper 35 Asian Pub, known for its $3 cocktails, will be torn down in the coming months to make room for a new Joe Sitt high-rise. [NYU News via Grub Street]
CB Holding Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 after closing 29 Charlie Browns and 18 Bugaboo Creek Steak Houses. [Nation's Restaurant News]
Marfa, a West Texas-themed restaurant in the East Village, will close in early November to make room for Swan & Defense, coming in December or January. [ZagatBuzz]
Café Hanover on St. Marks Place has closed and the owners are selling their inventory at $1 a piece on folding tables and Oreos for $2. [EV Grieve]
Lucas Fine Foods has closed its doors after only six months in operation. The gourmet food shop had to compete with Union Market and Blue Apron Foods nearby. [Here's Park Slope]
Seven Spring Food and Wine is bringing burgers and sushi to Nolita in an effort to reflect the "new American melting pot" that is New York cuisine. [Grub Street]
A new tapas bar called Nai has opened in the space formerly occupied by Xunta in the East Village. [EV Grieve]
Ichiban-Tei, also in the East Village, is now open, serving dishes like nanban (boneless, skinless fried chicken with special sauce). [EV Grieve]
New York Central on 42nd Street is a 220-seat restaurant, bar, and lounge helmed by Christian Ragano, formerly of NoMI in Chicago. [NY Times]
The Emerson is a new Clinton Hill bar, featuring 10 beers on tap and a small selection of poetry-inspired cocktails. [The Feed]
Also in Clinton Hill, Hanson Dry is a cocktail bar from the team behind Southpaw and Franklin Park. Expect signature drinks mixed by skilled bartenders. [The Feed]
Da Mikele is a new pizzeria in Tribeca from the folks behind Luzzo's specializing in Neapolitan-style pies. [Tribeca Citizen]
The long-awaited Darby is finally opening with Alex Guarnaschelli at the helm. It seats 100 and features a six-piece house band. [Grub Street]
The Pan-American will, much like the title suggests, offer a menu of dishes inspired by the Americas, from "Havana to New Orleans" and "the Yukon to the Yucatan." [Thrillist]
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