After 92 years of business, Greek diner St. Clair has closed in Brooklyn. Brownstoner reported that the dive on the corner of Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue closed last week, and now the windows are covered in paper — never a good sign. According to Grub Street, developer Joe Sitt bought the building for $5.4 million and will turn it into retail space. 93 Smith St., Brooklyn
News broke last week that Hinsch’s in Bay Ridge will close on March 1. Co-owner Roger Desmond told Brooklyn Paper, “The area no longer supports this kind of establishment,” and that Bay Ridge is more prone to fast food joints (and hipster beer gardens). Folks hoping for egg creams of yester year will have to keep searching come March. 8518 5th Ave., Brooklyn
Atomic Wings/ Lars Pasta To Go — the two-in-one stop in Boerum Hill — closed after four years in business. Pardon Me For Asking reported that the signage is gone and a For Rent placard is in its place. 134 Smith St., Brooklyn
The Lower East Side might have just lost another pizza place. La Montanara Pizzeria on Ludlow Street hasn’t been open and its phone goes unanswered at all hours of the day. Bowery Boogie reported that even employees have discussed rumors of its closing, and the building is available for lease. 168 Ludlow St.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 15, 2013