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Press Tea, Home of the Ramenrrito, Is Closed; Pizza Moto Shutters Stand in Berg'n

Plus, a 40-year-old coffee shop in Williamsburg that may have closed for good and more.

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1) WEST VILLAGE — Press Tea, the home of the infamous ramenrrito, has closed in the West Village. A tipster and Eater's own Robert Sietsema both saw them moving out all their stuff, so unless major renovations are underway, they've likely closed for good. It looks like some food mashups are just not as successful as the Cronut.  [Eaterwire]

2) WILLIAMSBURG — The classic, 40-year-old Caffe Capri has been closed for a few days. It is unclear whether this shutter is permanent— Jeremiah Moss has received tips indicating that the iconic cafe will reopen, and others saying it has closed for good. If you have news, please share. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

3) CROWN HEIGHTS — Pizza Moto has shuttered its slice shop inside Berg'n. An outgoing voicemail says that the team will be concentrating efforts on their upcoming restaurant, Pizza Moto @ John Grace Bakery, which is set to open in September. [Eaterwire]

4) ALPHABET CITY — Avenue A restaurant Common Ground is shuttering after a ten year run. According to the restaurant's twitter account, the "lease is up, and it's time to move on." No word yet on what kind of business will take over the spot. EV Grieve reported that the owners of The Garret on Bleecker Street applied for a liquor license for the space, but were rejected by CB3 because of their lack of experience running restaurants. [EV Grieve]

5) LOWER EAST SIDE — After nine years in business, the popular Japanese restaurant Jin Sushi has decided to call it quits. For once, this closure does not have to do with a rent hike—the owners were simply "tired" of running a restaurant. The shutter will happen at the end of June, once the restaurant's lease is up. [Bowery Boogie]

6) NOLITA — The Park Slope pizzeria and pub chain, Toby's Public House quietly shuttered its Kenmare Street outpost on Sunday. Word of the closure came from a tipster who says that "the area is a bermuda triangle for businesses." [Eaterwire]

7) EAST VILLAGE — Fourth Street Central coffee shop is down for the count. According to EV Grieve, "there's an unconfirmed rumor that a sandwich shop with a retail component is in the works for the space." [EV Grieve]

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