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Developer Forces Out a Whole Block of UES Restaurants

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This corner is dunzo. Via Google Maps

A developer is closing down most of the restaurants occupying a single block of the Upper East Side, in order to make way for a new high-rise. Three restaurants, including Nancy Lee's Pig Heaven, have been told to vacate their spaces by the end of the month. One, the sports bar Johnny Foxes, closed down this past Sunday. Pig Heaven, along with Cascabel Taqueria, will remain open until July 30. Meanwhile, DNAinfo also reports that a fourth restaurant, Agora Turkish, was already forced to close earlier this year. Owner Nancy Lee is currently looking for a new space for Pig Heaven nearby, but so far the only definite survivor of this mass eviction is Cascabel, which will relocate to 1556 Second Avenue, one of the few buildings on the block not owned by the developer.
· Developer Gobbles Up UES Block and Kicks Out Restaurants [DNAinfo]
· All Coverage of Nancy Lee's Pig Heaven [~ENY~]

Cascabel Taqueria

1556 2nd Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10028 (212) 717-7800 Visit Website

Nancy Lee's Pig Heaven

1540 2nd Ave., New York, NY

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