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Los Americanos Will Close and Change Concepts; Rare Earth Is Back on the Market

Cafe Con Leche is being forced to relocate and Pao! is being pushed out.


Tribeca: Despite an active CB application to add live music performances to Los Americanos, owner Patrick Fahey announced that the restaurant will close this weekend. "It lost a lot of money," Fahey told the Tribeca Citizen. Chef Ryan Skeen joined the kitchen earlier this year, but left pretty quickly. The space will change concepts and become a "neighborhood bistro," perhaps with that live music.

Park Slope: Rare Earth, which opened this summer with one of the most overly precious menus of the year (there are categories like earth, ocean, and land), is on the market, reports Here's Park SlopeThe listing says the full liquor license comes with the sale and the owner is asking $375,000 in key money, plus $8,000 in monthly rent.

Tribeca: A tipster sends word that Portuguese restaurant Pao!, is being pushed out by its landlord at the end of this month and that new tenant is already ready to move in. Eric Asimov once called the restaurant "a cultural expose New Yorkers to Portuguese culture." Eater has reached out to the restaurant to see if it will relocate, but no word yet.

Sheepshead Bay: Long-time neighborhood staple, the El Greco Diner will close sometime next week, shares Sheepshead Bites. The diner's been in business since the 1970's but the land it sits on was reportedly sold recently.

Upper West Side: Cuban restaurant Cafe Con Leche is closing up its 81st and Amsterdam shop after 25 years because of a rent hike. The team, according to the West Side Rag, is relocating to 2026 2nd Avenue sometime after January 1.

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