Welcome to the Friday Shutter Report. If you know of any other restaurants that have served their last, please let us know.
1) Chelsea: Zagat reports that La Belle Vie, a French brasserie at 184 Eighth Ave. for nine years, and its sister and connected restaurant Tell Ristorante at 263 West 19th St., have closed: "Tello moved to the Mare space at 198 Eighth Ave., with Mare now gone forever. Connected next door to the new Tello, Alonso’s Steakhouse is still going strong." [Zagat]
3) Midtown West Urbanite brings the news that Andrew's Coffee Shop on West 34th St. closed without much warning: "Coincidentally, Andrew’s demise comes shortly after a spacious new deli, Bistro, opened up next door. Bistro, with its copious offerings from sushi and pizza to salad, hot and juice bars, instantly made a name for itself...Andrew’s had recently been trying to drum up business by passing out free cookies, offering dinner and lunch specials, and giving away dessert." [AMNY]