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Arqua, Pancho Gringo, Ashkara and More Face The Shutter

Welcome back to the Friday Shutter. Know of any other restaurant that has met its demise? Let us know.

2010-01_thewall.jpg1) Tribeca: According to a sign in the window, Arqua, a fixture on Church Street for over 20 years that has been on the market since last August, will close next month. They're encouraging regulars to come by and say goodbye. [Tribeca Citizen]

2) Harlem: A note from the tipline: "I went by Pancho Gringo on 12th Avenue tonight and noticed the shutters were down and the ugly Pancho Gringo sign were gone..." The space transformed from Thai restaurant Talay to Mexican spot Pancho Gringo back in September, and the answering machine still calls the restaurant Talay. [ShutterWire]

3) LES/Greenwich Village: Bowery Boogie has a rash of shutter reports this week. The Wall, a one year-old spot at 85 Orchard, Bar 108 at 108 West Houston, and Ashkara, a kosher pita joint, are all closed. Bar 108 may just be renovating. [BB]

4) Downtown Brooklyn: Brownstoner learns that the McDonald's on Tillary Street has closed after around 20 years in business. Signs in the window state that they lost their lease. [Brownstoner]
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The Wall

85 Orchard St., New York, NY

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