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Tax Man Seizes Barraca and Macondo, Maybelle's Quietly Closes

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Norbert's is going out with a final bash.

West Village: Spanish restaurant and sangria spot Barraca has been seized for not paying its taxes, according to a tipsters. There's no word of the shutter on the website or the restaurant's social media profiles, but the picture above clearly show that the restaurant is not open.

Carroll Gardens: After four years, Maybelle's will close up shop on Saturday, reports DNAinfo. It's unclear why the cafe is shuttering. Back in 1987, the space was Cammareri Brothers Bakery, which was the bakery in the Cher classic Moonstruck.

Bushwick: The flagship of vegetarian pizza spot Norbert's is closing its doors after a final farewell party on Saturday night, notes Bedford + Bowery. The building has a new owner, who apparently isn't down with the graffitied pizzeria. Norbert's Express will stay open.

Lower East Side: Macondo, the casual sister of Rayuela has also been seized by the tax man, according to Bowery Boogie. Rayuela closed for "renovations" way back in October, and has yet to reopen, so it looks like this may spell the end of Hector Sanz's Lower East Side kingdom. Meanwhile, Sanz's West Village restaurant Melibea recently transformed into another outpost of Macondo, which may or may not be still open – a call this afternoon went unanswered, but the restaurant is only open for dinner.

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