Leather Bar Rawhide Will Close in Chelsea; 5 Ninth Shutters in Meatpacking District


Saigon Grill brought Vietnamese food to the Upper West Side, but after two closures due to health-code violations, its doors have shut for good, West Side Rag learned. A note dated February 26 hung in a window and said, “Restaurant official closed. We’re sorry for inconvenience with you.” 620 Amsterdam Ave.

Chelsea leather bar Rawhide will be evicted at the end of the month, according to Jeremiah Moss. The landlord raised the rent from $15,000 to $27,000 and the beloved bar’s last night in operation will be March 31. 212 Eighth Ave.

Noella Brew Bar closed in Park Slope on March 3, Here’s Park Slope reported. The coffee shop had been on the rental market for a few weeks prior to the announcement, and owner Melissa Rapoport called it quits in an announcement on Facebook. 72 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn

Meatpacking District’s 5 Ninth closed last month. The restaurant opened in 2004 with Zak Pelaccio in the kitchen, but after he left in 2007 the menu switched from French to Italian, and a few different chefs made their way through the kitchen. In recent months, it began offering live jazz and film screenings in its third-floor bar. But Grub Street reported that its kitchen equipment and dining-room furniture were auctioned off earlier this week. 5 Ninth Ave.