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Yogurtland and 16 Handles Shutter; FAO Schwartz To Close Flagship Location in June

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Hunter College students lose a family-run deli and a Kips Bay diner is turning into an Indian restaurant.


1) PARK SLOPE — The 7th Avenue outpost of Yogurtland closed on Tuesday after two and half years of business. According to Park Slope Stoop, this is the second local fro-yo closing in six months. [Park Slope Stoop]

2) MIDTOWN EAST — Iconic New York toy shop FAO Schwartz is closing its flagship location on 5th Avenue. A representative confirms that the outpost of Sugar and Plumm, the macaron and chocolate chain that operates on the second floor of the toy store, will also be closing come July. [Eaterwire]

3) UPPER EAST SIDE — According to a tipster Delbove Deli, "one of the last, family-run delis near Hunter College," has been "dark for months." The phone line has been disconnected, so all signs point to a permanent closure. [Eaterwire]

4) NOLITA — After a few months of supposed renovations, the 16 Handles location at 240 Lafayette has also closed for good.  This comes on the heels of a whopping five Pinkberry closures— four downtown and one in DUMBO. Based on this shutter and the numerous other closures, it doesn't seem like the best time to be in the fro-yo biz. [Bowery Boogie]

5) KIPS BAY— Local diner Kipsey's will become a second location of an UES Indian restaurant called Drunken Monkey at the end June. Owner Arnon Magal decided to close the full service restaurant (after an eight year run) so that he could focus on his two casual cafes, where he sees more potential for growth. No word on a menu for the Indian restaurant that will replace Kipsey's, but the team will be applying for a liquor license at next week's Community Board meeting under the name The Wise Munkey. [DNAinfo]