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Nancy's Pig Heaven to Shutter, Is Seeking a New Home

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Only a fews weeks after Soup Burg's shutter, the Upper East Side is set to lose another neighborhood institution. Nancy's Pig Heaven (formerly just Pig Heaven) announced that it will close at the end of the month after losing its lease. The restaurant is known as a celebrity hangout (Tom Hanks is a fan), and for its kitschy pig figurines, great take-out, and its peking duck. Owner Nancy Lee was a host in 1984 when Red Farm's Ed Schoenfeld and chef David Keh opened the restaurant, but she bought the place only three years later. She says she's kept the place open 365 days a years: "We go through so many things through so many years… Sandy, 9/11, blackouts. We never close. We belong to the community." Lee is currently looking for a new space in the neighborhood and hopes to keep the kitchen running until the last day of July.
· For Pig Heaven, the Hereafter [WSJ via Grub Street]

Pig Heaven

1540 2nd Ave., New York, NY

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