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Questions Arise as Cru Closes for Regularly Scheduled Vacay

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A couple of weeks ago a tipster with connections at the wine-centric restaurant Cru told Eater that a final shutter scenario was quickly approaching, a claim that a manager at the restaurant quickly refuted. And today, a worker reveals that they closed for service on Saturday night, saying the shutter was for good. Cru has had some financial difficulties and major employee turnover in the last two years, but it reopened after renovations 10 months ago hoping for a fresh start.

Manager Moe Ellougani tells Eater that there is absolutely nothing to worry about and that the restaurant is just going on a short vacation with plans to open just after Labor Day. It's to "give a chance to some employees to take a break and to refresh the place, painting, make some repairs, the usual stuff." Strangely enough, the restaurant's OpenTable page says they will reopen on October 1, but Ellougani says it's a mistake. For now, we'll put it on the list with the other vague shutters—Broadway East, Charles, and Allegretti—and hope to see Cru and its still fantastic wine list after the summer break.
· All Cru Coverage [~ENY~]


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