Welcome back to the Friday Shutter. Know of any other restaurant that has met its demise? Let us know.
1) Gramercy: A tipster writes in, and a walk-by confirms, the dual demise of Piccolo and Le Petit Canard, the sister restaurants on Third Avenue and 19th Street. Piccolo, an Italian restaurant, and Canard, a French bistro, both have brown paper on the windows and disconnected phone lines. Our tipster writes: "No loss here as the food was dismal and the white duck restaurant [Le Petit Canard] rarely had customers inside and the two waitresses used to stand near the entrance hoping to entice people in from the street." [ShutterWire]
2) Flatiron: Another tipster reports that quirky bakery/frozen yogurt shop 22 Happy Cups has called it quits. [ShutterWire]
3) Upper East Side: A tipster passing by French restaurant Le Refuge said it appears the restaurant may be closed. "Furniture in stacked up and curtains are drawn," says the tipster. The restaurant's website says it's closed for renovations, but two other tipsters aren't buying it. [ShutterWire]
4) West Village: As mentioned in a Times article a couple of weeks ago, Gavroche on 14th and 7th has closed. [ShutterWire]