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South Brooklyn Pizza Files for Bankruptcy; Oceana Deal

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MONEY PROBLEMSThe South Brooklyn Pizza mini-chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Crain's reports that the restaurateur behind the chain, James McGowan, listed assets between $1 million and $10 million. [Crain's]

UNION SQUAREIn March, news broke that Simon Oren's Chef Driven Market, LLC had been tapped to run the new restaurant in the Union Square Pavilion. But now Grub Street learns that a lawsuit has been filed against the city that claims that the use of the space was granted without "necessary approval" from the State Legislature. The city has made a motion to dismiss the case. [GS]

MIDTOWN — To celebrate its third anniversary, Oceana is going to offer three craft beers for $3 each from August 13 - 17. Also, on Sunday nights, the restaurant is offering dollar oysters at the bar and on the patio. [EaterWire]

THE BRONXRyan Smith published an excellent guide to Arthur Avenue eats on his blog, Smith & Ratliff. [S & R]

VIDEO INTERLUDEHead over to Eater National for Broadway actor Greg Hildreth's rendition of a Yelp review for a PF Chang's in Fort Worth, Texas. [Eater National]
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