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Babouche, Vynl, S&B, and More Serve Their Last

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1) West Village: (Update: According to a commenter, Sockerbit is back open after the renovations.) West Village candy store Sockerbit closed for renovations right after Halloween, strange for such a new shop. Calls at this point go unanswered. [EaterWire]

2) Chelsea: Zagat learns that the Chelsea location of Vynl is down for the count. [Zagat]

3) Spanish Harlem: One Fish Two Fish, the Mt. Sinai doctor staple, has recently shuttered. Grub Street reports that for those in the market, their kitchen equipment can now be bought at auction. [Grub Street]

4) Williamsburg: Here's Williamsburg reports the sad news that S & B Restaurant, a 20 year-old Polish-American eatery on 194 Bedford Ave. has closed for good. When the owner first rented the space it was $800 a month. Recently, it has been $7,500 but if he renewed it would be $9,000, which he says is too much for the business. [HW]

5) Park Slope: Here’s Park Slope reports the 5-year old Moroccan restaurant, Babouche, has now closed. Owner Omar Balouma confirmed saying the $11,000/month combined with a bad economy was the culprit. "Park Slope is a great neighborhood to live in, but we became known more as an event place than a restaurant," said Balouma. "We tried to bring some variety to the neighborhood, but business has been down and it's always quieter during the winter." [Here’s Park Slope]

6) Prospect Heights: After only one year, Eton on Vanderbilt, the dumpling/shaved ice/Hawaiian ramen shop has now closed down according to Grub Street. For those shaved ice lovers, the other Eton location in Gowanus is still open. [Grub Street]

7) East Village: EVG notes things aren't looking so good for small Thai eatery Ko-Z. [EVG]

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