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The Shutter: Central Village Carnage, Hot Dogs Cool Off

The Shutter, Eater's regular roundup of places that have closed their doors for the last time, rolls on. Have a closing to report in your neighborhood? Drop word our way. We love you for it already.

1) Central Village: A Central Village twopack of torment. Emails an Eater reader, "Yijun Japanese restaurant on E12th (right near Gotham, Strip House) has been closed for over a week-- space is being offered." Adds another, "Mandoo, 71 University Place. Closed a few days ago-- has been quite a few places over the past few years."

2) Upper West Side: Sad news for far Upper West Side/Manhattan Valley creole lovers. "Gumbo Café shut its doors last week," a tipster reports. Chowhounders add that the owner might look to relocate.

2006_03_broomeclose.jpg3) Lower East Side: Witness the canary in the coal mine as regards the micro-hot-dog-outlet trendlet: Curbed reports that Broome Doggs has shuttered. It must be noted that the closing sign in the window is a work of minor genius. [photo courtesy spinachdip]

4) Financial District: Restaurant 14 Wall Street (official site) was padlocked earlier this month for non-payment of rent. Reports Steve Cuozzo, "The abrupt closing of the eatery in what was once J.P. Morgan's private dining room gives [developer and new building owner Shaya] Boymelgreen and his partners, Africa-Israel Investments, the chance to 'create a very special restaurant' in an 8,000-square-foot aerie boasting what the Zagat Survey calls 'astounding' harbor views." [NYPost]

5) West Village: Cafe Rosso closes. Coffee shop Panino Giusto closes for upgrades, in part to inherit some space from Rosso. Circle of life, etc. Blogger Muckracked has the word.

After the jump, for the truly obsessed, a rare BodegaWatch™ Shutter.

BODEGAWATCH™ Nolita: "Another one bites the dust. Houston village farms bodega on the corner of houston and mulberry is empty with a big handwritten CLOSED sign on the door. My roommate is distressed because she bought her breakfast there every morning on the way to the 6 train. I just can't believe that la cocina, a disgusting bodega down the block on the corner of mott and houston, is still alive and kicking."

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