Welcome back to the weekly Friday Shutter. Know of any other restaurant that has met its demise? Let us know.
1) Upper West Side: My Upper West brings word that Mexican restaurant Rancho has closed. It will be replaced by Mamajuana, a Nuevo Latino place that already has locations in Florida and the Dominican Republic. A GM says that they hope to open around Labor Day. [My Upper West]
2) Upper East Side: The original location of healthy pizza place Slice, the Perfect Food is no more. The owner tells Grub Street: "We have faced a lot of adversity with Second Avenue subway construction. We received no help from our landlord or the city, so we are forced to move." They still have another branch in the West Village, and they hope to open a new location around Kent and North 4th Street in Williamsburg. [Grub Street]
4) Midtown: Midtown Lunch learns that Fay Da Bakery has left the space that they were sharing with Lunch Box Buffet. A worker notes that the Chinese Bakery is relocating to a storefront around 32nd and Sixth Avenue. That location is expected to open in two months. [Midtown Lunch]
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