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Pizza Vinoteca Moves to D.C, Plus a Slew of Other Restaurant Closures

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Quite a few closures in the East Village and Park Slope recently.

Nick Solares

Union Square: Pizza Vinoteca has up and moved itself (and its grilled pizzas and iPad menus) to the national's capital, leaving behind a decent size hole along the west side of Union Square. The owners didn't offer an explanation for the move.

Cafe condesa

Robert Sietsema

West Village: Low-key Cafe Condesa has closed. The spot was popular with guests at the jazz club next door, says Robert Sietsema.

East Village: Bowery Coffee's landlord refused to renew the cafe's lease, according to EV Grieve. The team posted this to Instagram:

Wednesday January 14th is our last day! Come say goodbye to your favorite baristas because we'll miss you too!

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Tribeca: Maslow 6 wine shop and bar is closing, says the Tribeca Citizen. Bottles from the shop are currently selling for 15 to 40 percent off.

Bed-Stuy: Another wine bar has closed across the river, but the owners hope this will only be temporary. Simplicity shuttered Sunday after a fire, reports Brownstoner. The team posted a note on Facebook saying:

With heavy hearts, the Simplicity owners, staffers and team members will be closed due to fire, smoke and water damage. We are diligently working to come back better and stronger in the New Year. Happy & safe Holidays to all!

East Village: Wicked Wolfe BBQ, which was mostly a takeout joint for $1 slices and some smoked meat is dunzo, reports EV Grieve.

<strike> Park Slope: After two years Brooklyn Central Pizzeria has shuttered. The space is on the market and offers eight more years on the lease and the restaurant's pretty nice pizza oven, says Park Slope Stoop.</Strike> Correction: The real estate listing for the restaurant was a mistake. Brooklyn Central Pizzeria is open.

Park Slope: Elberta went out with a bang on New Years Eve with it's "grand closing party," marks Here's Park Slope. Last night, the space was seized by the city. Elsewhere, the blog reports, neighborhood spot Tutta Pasta recently bit the dust. The big space, which seats 140, is now on the market.

East Village: After seven or so years, subterranean spot Arrow Bar has thrown in the towel, reports EV Grieve.

Williamsburg: Everyone knew it was coming, but longtime music venue and bar Spike Hill is officially closed.

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