Open and Closed: Say Hello to Williamsburg Bistro The Morgane, Goodbye to Klee Brasserie


Soul Daddy, winner of the Bobby Flay-hosted America’s Next Great Restaurant, is closing two of its three original locations, including the one in the South Street Seaport. [Eater]

The former Café Centosette space in the East Village could be replaced with the ultimate corporate double-team: a combination Starbucks/Chase bank. [EV Grieve]

Brooklyn Farmacy is closing their only Manhattan outpost, located inside of the Kiehl’s beauty store in the East Village. [Carroll Gardens Patch]

The not-so-beloved deli Pranzo has closed, creating hopes that something a little more sanitary might take its place. [Midtown Lunch]

Daniel Angerer and Lori Mason will close their five-year-old Austrian café Klee Brasserie and replace it with a more casual wine tavern. [Grub Street]

Gourmet coffee shop Café Grumpy expands its caffeinated empire by opening a location on Essex Street on the Lower East Side. [The Lo-Down]

No, it’s not the new Mike Myers movie. The Burger Guru is a new Williamsburg café serving burgers inspired by the ones cooked by the owners’ Greek grandfather. [FREEWilliamsburg]

An izakaya with the wildly original name Izakaya is coming to Cobble Hill and will serve Japanese pub basics like okonomiyaki, squid balls, and more. [NearSay]

The Morgane, a French bistro from the owners of LES cocktail den Chloe 81, is opening its doors on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. [The L Magazine]

Ha’chi, a trendy new Japanese restaurant and lounge, is the first ground-floor tenant of trendy LES condo building 185 Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]