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EaterWire BLOCKBUSTER EDITION: Honmura An SHUTTERING, Sarah Ochs Joining Bloomfield at The Spotted Pig!

Frankly, we have no business running two blockbusters such as these in one EaterWire. If we could resist we would.

· Longtime Soho installation Honmura An is rumored to be very near the Shutter. The word: "quick inside tip (if old news to you, sorry), Honmura An on mercer street is apparently closing in two weeks after Valentine Day....the owner is moving back to Japan and after what I think is almost 20 years, just done. One of the guys at the hotel said he heard this via folks at 45rpm store which is across the street. I cannot vouch for degree of accuracy. Sad to see it go for sure. With Jerry's done in 8 months also the hood is loosing its dining spots." SOURCE: Reliable; STATUS: Unconfirmed. [EaterWire Inbox]

· "We hear that ex-Esca and EU chef Sarah Ochs now works at The Spotted Pig. Apparently she & head chef April Bloomfield have been friends for awhile." SOURCE: Airtight; STATUS: Confirmed. [EaterWire]

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