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EaterWire Crackdown Edition: Vera Cruz Restaurant Seized By Landlord & More!

WILLIAMSBURG—The owners of beloved Mexican restaurant Vera Cruz seem to have run into some trouble with their landlord. A tipster, who snapped the above pic, writes: "I just walked by Vera Cruz, the Mexican restaurant on Bedford Ave and noticed this Marshall's notice. Think they might be outta biz....Its clearly new, b/c it was open last night when I was walking home...." A second note from a reader clearly distraught over the implications of this notice reads: "On my groggy way to the Bedford Ave L train this morning, I passed our beloved Vera Cruz (always packed with the locals and a great margarita spot). I noticed these signs taped to the closed gate. What does it mean? No more margaritas? Some of my best Mexican memories happened in Vera Cruz!" [EaterWire]

SOHO—From a reader, in regards to mad molecular gastronomist Sam Mason: "I ran into Sam and a couple of his chefs at the Union Square Greenmarket today. I spoke to them for a few minutes, he said Tailor will be open on Sept 1st." A reliable source confirms this, and has some addition color re. Tailor's progress, "Walked by last night and it is still a full-on construction site." [EaterWire]

MIDTOWN EAST—Comment no. 11 on the Jeffery Chodorow/NY Times Ad post from this AM, from Jeffrey Chodorow: "The NY Times would not run the ad unless we added the quotation marks...and by the way - Bruni didn’t like just "one dish" but since the restaurant is called Wild Salmon I chose that to be the focus. He also liked all the oysters, among other dishes...If you worked in this business, you’d be crazy too." [EaterWire]

SOHO—Bad news for fans of New American restaurant Goblin Market: from a very reliable source, we learn that chef/owner Richard Pelz is leaving to "pursue other projects." The new owner of the eatery has yet to be announced. [EaterWire]

SOHO—Chef Laurent Tourondel is determined that no Manhattan neighborhood should want for one of his BLT restaurants. Aside from BLT Market, which is opening tomorrow in the Ritz-Carlton, The Real Estate has the news that Tourondel's planned BLT Soho is actually happening. The eatery will be located at at 246 Spring Street, inside the not-yet-built Trump SoHo Condo-Hotel. [The Real Estate]

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