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[Photo: Nick Solares]
Flatiron: Soup and sandwich spot Cafe Medina has shuttered. The owners, who still run a second lunch spot, Cafe Kabila, near Times Square, write on Medina's Facebook page: "After 14 years in Union SQ, it became a struggle to keep it... We have lost our lease:( "

[Photo: Nick Solares]
2) Hell's Kitchen: Classic greasy spoon Olympic Diner is currently covered in a whole lot of plywood. The phone is out of service, but it's unclear whether the place is gone for good, since a photo posted on Yelp in December shows paper in the windows with a note that the diner was "Closed for Renovations."

3) Financial District: Dakota Roadhouse, a dive bar known for attracting the bro crowd with foosball tables and cheeseburger fries has shuttered. Grub Street reports that all of its belongings, from the barware to the jukebox, were auctioned off earlier this week. [GS]

4) Tribeca: Greenwich Grill, the "Tokyo-Italian" restaurant on Greenwich Street has closed, with plans to become something new. The owners, who also own Sushi Azabu beneath it, plan to reopen the restaurant as Daruma-Ya, a soba izakaya. The menu will include fresh soba noodles and dishes like soft tofu with uni, sashimi, and foie gras sushi. The owners tell Tribeca Citizen it will open on April 7 for diner and add lunch the week after. [TC]

5) Cobble Hill: Mexican restaurant Mexicali appears to have shuttered. Brownstoner reports that the windows are papered over, and the phone is no longer in service, speculating that the restaurant may be the victim of a developing neighborhood. It is, as Brownstoner notes, right across the street from the Brooklyn Trader Joe's, and not far from where a J.Crew is soon to appear. [Brownstoner]


428 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013 (212) 274-0428 Visit Website

Cafe Medina

9 E 17th St #2, New York, NY