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EaterWire: H&H Reopens as Elite Cafe Goes Down, More!

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2009_05_checkit.jpgUPPER WEST SIDE—Per a phone call to the establishment (and the confirm from Diner's Journal), H&H Bagels reopened for business this afternoon following its unceremonious shuttering at the hands of the taxman. Elsewhere in the nabe, though, others have not been so lucky; per a tipster, "Just walked by the Elite Cafe on Columbus, and it was shuttered due to non-payment of taxes. In combo with H&H, it looks like the taxman has been busy recently." (Calls to Elite were met with the dreaded endless ring this afternoon. YDHTST.) [EaterWire]

SOHO—Zoë, one of the first restaurants in the neighborhood to go umlaut, filed for bankruptcy protection this week. Down, maybe, but not out, per an Eater operative who emailed a few hours ago, "I'm standing in front of it and it's full of people totally open and the windows are open and everything." [Crains/EaterWire]

TRIBECA—And because we've gone at least three hours without fresh word from Locanda Verde, this, from The Feed: "The back room, located behind a set of glass doors by the kitchen, will soon be the site of a private dining room with a separate entrance on North Moore Street." [emphasis ours] Chef Carmellini: "I see something like $30 family-style meals and fried chicken dinners and pulled pork nights.” Moth. Er. [The Feed]

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