Open & Closed: Say Hello to Hidechan, Goodbye to Yakitori Torys


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

Yakitori Torys, sister restaurant to Yakitori Totto and the newly opened Totto Ramen, closed over the weekend, and is reopening as Hidechan, a ramen restaurant, immediately.

The Local Store has opened in Midtown with a downtown vibe, serving farm-to-table café and wine-bar fare.
[NY Times]

The second location of Pequeña is finally opening in Prospect Heights after a yearlong delay. The menu will be similar to that of the original in Fort Greene.
[Grub Street]

Villa Pacri is the latest club-slash-restaurant-slash-Italian café in the Meatpacking District, from the Eurotrashy owners of PaCri St. Barth and Bagatelle.

Ninth Ward brings a bit of the Big Easy to the East Village with down-home cocktails and a healthy absinthe collection.