Open and Closed: Say Hello to The Highliner; Goodbye to Enzo’s Pizza


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

Enzo’s Pizza in the East Village, EV Grieve reports, is closing. No reason was given for the shutter. [EV Grieve]

Kolette’s Kitchen in Midtown closed its doors following the Passover holiday. [Midtown Lunch]

A new gelato joint, La Cremeria, is opening in Little Italy proper. It’s owned by 33-year-old Martino Caciagli, from Bologna. [Bowery Boogie]

B&B Empire in Cobble Hill is ready to bring its Montreal-style bagels to the neighborhood (which is already getting them from Mile End). [Time Out]

A team from Portland is debuting the Beagle, a rustic American restaurant in the East Village with a class-A cocktail program. [Time Out]

Jeffrey Chodorow of FoodParc has expanded the concept with BeerParc, a beer garden with food stalls from such top chefs as Harold Dieterle and Zak Pelaccio. [Time Out]

The owner of Union Square’s Coffee Shop is introducing the Highliner in the old Empire Diner space, with a menu of diner favorites, craft beer, and classic cocktails. [Time Out]

New Amsterdam Pavilion in Battery Park Place has a new spot for outdoor coffee, pastries, and sandwiches with Merchants Market. [NY Times]

The Upper West Side gets a branch of Saranavaa Bhavan, a southern Indian in Curry Hill. [NY Times]

Donna Bell’s Bake Shop will feature Southern-accented breakfast pastries, cakes, cookies, and puddings. [Eater]