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EaterWire: Zum Schneider Wins Court Case & More!

EAST VILLAGE—We're a bit late to the game with this one: Alphabet City's Zum Schneider, a popular German beer hall and restaurant, won a court case against a group of landlords who wanted the establishment closed. The place now has a lease until the year 2021. Owner Sylvester Schneider, who is obviously happy about the decision, shares his feelings with The Villager, and lets it slip that he believes actions against him were borne out of some sort of reverse racism. "You should know that this whole thing was not just a money thing; it was also a racial thing. We are white; they are Puerto Ricans,” Schneider charged. “They didn’t like us from the beginning...” Now that's certainly not going to improve relations with the bar's neighbors. [The Villager via Gawker]

HELL'S KITCHEN—The recent DOH shuttering of Grand Sichuan, a Chinese restaurant on Ninth Avenue, may have led to the eatery's permanent closure. A tipster writes, "HK's fingers have been crossed since GS was DOH'ed a coupla weeks back..."For Rent" sign is the chopstick in the coffin." Eater could not reach Grand Sichaun for comment, as the restaurant's phone had been disconnected. [EaterWire Inbox]

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