Open & Closed: Say Hello to Salumè, Goodbye to 24 Prince


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

Lee, Lee’s Bakery in Harlem is closing this Monday, May 31. Apparently, the place was forced to shut down due to being in the red.
[Harlem Condo Life via Eater]

After almost five years in business, Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone’s 24 Prince has closed. Cascone says she’s already “working on a great project.” Details to come.
[Grub Street]

The three-level Casa Mezcal is opening on the Lower East Side. It will serve a vast selection of mezcals, including the owner’s private label, as well as handmade tortillas.

Salumè is a new Soho sandwich shop that promises to turn out real paninis, which means the sandwiches are toasted, not pressed.
[Time Out]

Ed’s Lobster Bar Cart is coming to the financial district, serving not only Maine-sourced lobster rolls, but also soft-shell crab and grilled shrimp po’boys.

Arpeggio Food and Wine in Lincoln Center has opened Arpeggio Outdoors, an alfresco area featuring a “farm to table inspired summer menu.”

Pando Andonopulo, an owner of the market-restaurant Kashkaval, has opened Balkanika, specializing in, well, food from the Balkans, including Greece and Bulgaria.
[NY Times]