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EaterWire: G Spa Closing, The new Ludlow Hotel Restaurant, Cupcakes, and More

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MEATPACKING DISTRICT— DBTH brings the news that the Gansevoort Hotel's G Spa Lounge is shuttering after a final goodbye this Saturday night. "We were never a fan of the space because well, it was tiny and smelled like a spa. But still, it holds an important place in the history of the Meatpacking district, in that it proved that for a time, no matter what you opened there, people would come. People would come." [DBTH]

LOWER EAST SIDE— Guest of a Guest has an exclusive look at the exclusive Eldridge club's exclusive wine list. You're looking at glasses from $15-32 and bottles from $800-6,000. [GoaG]

LOWER EAST SIDE— Today Curbed has some more details on the mysterious hotel project going up on Ludlow Street. No surprises here: they'll have a restaurant and (why not?) an exclusive rooftop lounge. The new project, to be called The Hotel Ludlow is said to open by early '09, but no one is taking that projection too seriously. [Curbed]

CUPCAKES— Has the cupcake trend hit its tipping point? The City Room blog wonders if the chains like Crumbs will end up following in the footsteps of Krispy Kreme, diluting the brands by over-expanding. [City Room]
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