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Ray's Pizza Makes Way for Ben Shoaul; Ruthy's Bakery and More Shutter

Irish bars Patrick Conway's Pub and Annie Moore's are dunzo.

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Lower East Side: Famous Original Ray's Pizza, one of the last holdouts on the Katz's block, which is being torn down by developer Ben Shoaul, shuttered this week. Only three shops are left standing at this point, notes Bowery Boogie: Empanada Mama, Karaoke Boho, and 200 Orchard.

Midtown West: Desmond's Steakhouse just south of Times Square is all boarded up.

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Chelsea: After 19 years, Ruthy's Bakery shuttered at Chelsea Market, according to a note posted in the window. Chelsea Market reps say a replacement hasn't been decided on yet, but stay tuned for that announcement soon.

East Village: It looks like Mercadito is officially done. The last remaining outpost of the taqueria was seized by city marshals, says EV Grieve. The West Village outpost closed last summer.

Midtown: A note in the window of Times Square's Bonchon chicken says the outpost of the Korean fried chicken chain is closed for a month for renovations, reports Midtown Lunch.

East Village: Vegtown, which used to be known as Daily Juice, moved across the street four months ago, but the new location didn't help business. The shop closed in early March, according to EV Grieve, and a Facebook says the company will return with a new location. No word on where that location might be.

Midtown East: Two classic Irish bars, Patrick Conway's Pub and Annie Moore's are shuttering to make way for a major real estate development on the block. Patrick Conway's will stay open until the end of April and then look for a new space. Owner Ed Creed told the Post: "I will focus on the closing first...We've had a good run."

Upper West Side: Latin American restaurant Mamajuana Cafe was seized by city marshals, according to West Side Rag. The restaurant was temporarily closed last month by the DOH, but managed to recover.

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