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Plans for Lavender Lake Space, New Latin Wave Talk at Wildair, and More Intel

Protests continue outside Ellen’s Stardust Diner, plus more news and gossip from around NYC

[The dining room at Tuome in the East Village]
[Daniel Krieger]

The landlord of the Gowanus space that houses sprawling indoor/outdoor bar Lavender Lake has filed paperwork indicating that he plans to demolish the building and install a two-story structure for mixed commercial use. His lawyer tells DNAinfo that everything’s still very much up in the air. Lavender Lake’s owners have not announced any plans to close the bar or change its operation in any way.

— On Sunday, October 16, Colombian-born chef Giuseppe Lacorazza will host a panel discussion at Wildair with Fabian von Hauske (Wildair and Contra), Felipe Donnelly (Colonia Verde), Galeen Quinn (the Bogota Food and Wine Festival), and Daniela Soto (Cosme) about innovation and tradition in contemporary Latin cuisine. The talk, which is part of the New Latin Wave Festival, will be moderated by Eater news editor Daniela Galarza. Tickets are $10. Find more info on the event’s homepage.

Workers from Ellen’s Stardust Diner are singing out on the street in front of the restaurant to protest a change in management at the Midtown tourist favorite. A handful of employees were fired after the staff unionized recently, and some workers allege that they’ve been bullied and sexually harassed by the management. The employees formed a group called Stardust Family United. Head over to the organization’s Facebook page for more info about their protests and future events.

Tribeca Italian restaurant Sacco & Vanzetti Bistro is dunzo. The restaurant opened at 322 Spring near Greenwich Street in June 2015.

— A Pioneer grocery store in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens was advertising a "children’s cutlets" special last weekend.

Nicolas Niarchos files a Tables for Two review of quirky Upper East Side Greek restaurant 1663: "Most of the ‘main’ dishes—delicate pieces of fried red mullet, lamb cooked and served in a plastic bag next to a bit of roasted-pepper ketchup—feel about the same size as the small plates. The exception, however, is the astako pasta, in which an imperial lobster, resplendent in full garnet regalia, presides over a realm of soft fettuccine. "

Sadelle’s is still taking special Yom Kippur orders through the end of the day. Major Food Group’s Jewish appetizing fantasia will also be open for the holiday tomorrow with a breakfast menu in the morning and early afternoon, plus a brunch menu later in the day.

Tao proprietor Noah Tepperberg tied the knot with health and wellness coach Melissa Wood at a ceremony at the Plaza Hotel last weekend. The party was attended by scads of nightlife heavy-hitters, plus celebrities including Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, and Paris Hilton.

The South Bronx is getting its first Chipotle. A new outpost of the chain will open at 260 E. 161st St. next year across the street from the Bronx County Hall of Justice.

The coolest thing to ever happy at Benny’s Burritos: Aaron Eckhart got acting advice from Harrison Ford.

A third Los Angeles-area Shake Shack is slated to open tomorrow. The new location of Danny Meyer’s burger chain is opening a block away from the intersection of Hollywood & Vine.

— And finally, here’s a look at how the staffers at Baked apply frosting to the shop’s cakes:

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