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1) Greenwich Village: The Philippe Chow Express on 6th Avenue and 11th Street, a spinoff of the Chinese restaurant Philippe, has closed. A spokesperson offers this explanation: "Philippe Express was a prototype to launch in shopping malls and airports. They only had a short lease and are moving to the suburbs." [ShutterWire]
2) The East Village: As mentioned yesterday, Cosmic Cantina and Lily Coogan's have closed in the East Village. [EVG]
3) Brooklyn Heights: Brownstoner has the sad news that Danny's on Court, the cafe that replaced the short lived F. Martinella, appears closed after just two weeks in business. It confirms earlier suspicions that the space is cursed. [Brownstoner]
4) FiDi: A reader suspects that 1834 Bar & Burger is dunzo: "1834 Bar & Burger has been closed for a week or two. It just opened this spring. Can’t say I’m surprised when (a) lunch-time phone calls to place a take-out order went unanswered; and (b) I saw “celebrity chef Diane Dimeo” (as she’s described in B&B’s menu), winner of the Food Network’s “Chopped,” sitting at the bar during the height of the lunch-time rush." Calls to the restaurant go unanswered. [ShutterWire]
5) East Village: EV Grieve reports that Finest Pizza & Deli on Avenue B and 4th Street, kind of a deli staple in the nabe, has closed. [EVG]
6) Lower East Side: 11 year-old burlesque club The Slipper Room is closing down on June 16 to may way for major gut renovations in the building. The owner will rebuild a whole new theater once demolition is done. [BB]