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Tolani, Sosa Borella, The Comfort, and Mezcla Are Dark for Now

Four shutters to know about.

The Comfort is dark for the moment.
The Comfort is dark for the moment.

LOWER EAST SIDE — Nine month old restaurnt The Comfort has been dark of late. A sign outside reads "We are closed for vacation. We apologize for any inconvenience. We'll see you after Labor Day." Owner Ira Freehof tells the Lo Down that he plans to reopen in September with a new menu. The restaurant has struggled since it opened with service and its concept, first calling itself The Comfort Diner and later shortening it to The Comfort. No word yet on what the new menu focus will be. [The Lo Down]

UPPER WEST SIDE — South African wine bar Tolani served its last glass of wine yesterday. Owner Stanton Du Toit posted a note on Facebook saying: "Today we bid you farewell, and we Thank you from the bottom our hearts for all your unwavering support and love for Tolani." Du Toit had planned to open a South African restaurant called Thanda in the space, but wasn't able to. He tells DNAinfo that he has found a new space, but won't share where quite yet. [DNAinfo]

GRAMERCY — Brown paper is up in the windows of Latin-inspired restaurant Mezcla, which only opened last summer. The restaurant is no longer on Seamless but the phone line is still connected, so it could be a temporary or permanent shutter. [EaterWire]

MIDTOWN WEST — A fan of Italian-Argentine restaurant Sosa Borella points out that the restaurant has closed. It's currently offline on OpenTable though the phone line is still active. [Twitter]

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