Open & Closed: Say Hello to Gabbana, Goodbye to Gansevoort 69


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

Andrew’s Coffee Shop in the Financial District has shuttered after 31 years in operation. It comes a year after a West 34th Street location of the small chain closed its doors.
[Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

It turns out that the temporarily shuttered Gansevoort 69, in the old Florent space, will not reopen. The lease on the space is up for sale for $1 million.
[Diner’s Journal]

Bazar Mediterranean Bistro is bringing French-accented fare with Iberian and North African influences to Greenwich Village.
[NY Times]

Long Island City is getting an auto-themed burger joint called the Burger Garage, which will specialize in burgers, shakes, and homemade desserts.
[Time Out]

Harlem is also getting fancy burgers. Mel’s Burger Bar will offer the requisite LaFrieda beef, served on potato rolls, focaccia, or sourdough rye, as well as growlers of beer.
[Time Out]

The latest venture from chef Ricardo Cardona, of Sofrito and Hudson River Café, is Gabbana, serving modern Dominican food and a list of 50 top-shelf rums.
[Time Out]

The team behind Friendhouse is opening Hawkers, with a menu of Indonesian, Malaysian, and other Southeast Asian street foods.
[Time Out]

The second Lower East Side location of Ramen Kuidouraku opened at 121 Ludlow Street.
For now, it’s strictly BYOB.
[Bowery Boogie]

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