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EaterWire: Pepper's Finally Evicted, Shuffle at Bar Luna

UPPER WEST SIDE— According to PR, the opening of the restaurant Bar Luna, coming into the Neptune Room space, was delayed due to liquor license issues. But Fork in the Road discovers the issue was more likely the departure of founding chef Sean Chudoba (right). The new chef is Jacques Belanger. [Fork in the Road]

TRIBECA— Reviled Tribeca bar Deca (a.k.a. Peppers a.k.a Club Fahrenheit) has finally been evicted after two years of protests from the community. In both July '08 and this past February dozens of local residents came forward to complain about police barricades, traffic, noise, and shootings, and finally the club ratcheted up enough violations and skipped out on enough rent to get the boot. [CB1]

HAMPTONS— Cityfile reports that the owners of Southhampton's Pink Elephant have filed for bankruptcy protection. Click through for the official papers. [Cityfile]

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