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Union Square's Embattled Pavilion to Close at the End of the Month, Possibly for Good

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It's been an uphill battle for the seasonal restaurant.

The Pavilion's first season in Union Square may be its only one, according to a blog post by the group NYC Park Advocates. The restaurant, which opened this May after years of controversy, has apparently had a tough time attracting diners and maintaining staff, despite what would seem to be a prime location. Meanwhile, park advocates have continued to fight against the restaurant, which they say takes up neighborhood space.

The restaurant has a license to stay open until October 31, but now it's unclear if it will return next summer. Apparently officials have reached a deal that would required the restaurant to move out of the Pavilion, but are currently working out a way to bring the restaurant back in the northern part of the park, outside of the Pavilion itself.