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Mercat, Bar on A, Night of the Cookers, and More

1) Noho: The lights are off and nobody's home at Mercat on Bond Street. A tipster reports walking by and seeing the inside completely disheveled, and the website and phone lines are down. [EaterWire]

2) Upper West Side: A French bistro called Alouette is shuttering on August 30, because of high taxes and rent. The restaurant is reportedly moving to New Jersey. [West Side Rag]

3) East Village: Longtime EV watering hole Bar on A shuttered, pouring its last drink this past Sunday. Bar on A's owner Bob Scerrano passed away in early 2010, and the bar went on sale last summer. [EV Grieve]

4) Fort Greene: Southern restaurant Night of the Cookers recently shuttered to make way for a grocery store "dedicated to offering sustainable foods and locally sourced products" called Greene Grape Provisions. [CHP]

5) Clinton Hill: Myrtle Street dive bar Rope shuttered after the lease ended recently. There's currently a liquor license application on file for that space, by a company called Steamed Buns LLC. [Brownstoner]

6) Williamsburg: Bedford Avenue Turkish restaurant Saksuka has closed. There's a closed sign on the door and the phone line has been disconnected. [EaterWire]

7) Chelsea: Mediterranean restaurant Nisos is no more. The spot at Eighth and 19th shuttered recently after over 10 years in business. [Zagat]

8) East Village: EV Grieve reports that Reyna Exotic Turkish Cuisine has looked closed recently, with a rumor that it will reopen soon with a new concept. [EV Grieve]
[Kalina 2/28/07]

Mercat

45 Bond St., New York, NY

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