Open & Closed: Say Hello to Bar Paya; Goodbye to Graceland


Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.

Burger At Its Best has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, following a lawsuit brought on by former employees over labor law violations.

Graceland, the Avenue A gourmet deli, has closed. The deli, open since 1991, was one of the first shops to bring organic and fancy foods to Alphabet City.
[EV Grieve]

The Musical Box on Avenue B appears to have closed. A sign on the door says the party has moved to Luca Lounge across the street.
[EV Grieve]

Jean-Jacques and Leslie Bernat have converted their Boerum Hill restaurant, La Petite Provence, into JB’s Burger.

Pizza by Certé has opened in a LEED-certified space, specializing in pies that are round or Sicilian style, as well as soups, sandwiches, and mains like chicken Parm.

Bar Paya is a new Peruvian café in the East Village, serving up ceviches, tiraditos, and payas (flatbreads made from corn and potato).
[NY Times]

Diable Royale is getting ready to open its doors on Avenue A. The new Spanish place will have a full liquor license.
[EV Grieve]

The new Greenpoint branch of Le Gamin has opened, with a menu of steak-frites and moules-frites. It’s BYOB for now, but a liquor license is on the way.

Nearly three weeks after the devastating fire on Grand Street, beloved Vietnamese Pho Grand has reopened its doors.
[Bowery Boogie]