Lower East Side: Lobster Joint closed right on schedule last week. The venue is one of many — like Bereket and AAA Ichiban — that has been lost to the giant incoming development on that block.
Park Slope: Seven-year-old Italian restaurant Aperitivo shuttered suddenly this Wednesday, according to Here's Park Slope. The restaurant's owners also run Sotto Voce, and plan to focus all of their efforts there going forward. They do says they'll bring over some Aperitivo favorites, including its bottomless brunch and clam bakes. Meanwhile, a new restaurant called Henri is moving into the space and plans to start serving several varieties of grilled cheese by mid-December.
Williamsburg: A tipster sends word that Waffle & Wolf, which served stuffed waffle sandwiches, has shuttered. The phone is disconnected, it's no longer active on Seamless, and the facade apparently now sports a large "for lease" sign.
East Village: Hop Devil Grill and its adjoining Belgian Beer Room are closed for "Violation of Alcohol Control Law," reports EV Grieve. No word on when, or if, the businesses will return.
Chelsea: French restaurant Jeanne & Gaston, has gone dark, reports a tipster. A call to the restaurant confirms that it has closed up shop but offers no reason as to why. A voice message simply thanks its patrons.
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