Restaurant closings in New York, February 2022
Nearly two years after restaurants inside New York were first closed, restaurants and bars continue to close. At least 1,000 have closed since March 2020 due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the difficulty of tracking restaurant and bar closures, experts say that number could be even higher and will likely take months or even years to assess.
Among them are the pop-up bubble tea shop Undited by Solely Tea as well as a Dominican favorite El Gran Castillo de Jagua. Below, Eater documents the city’s permanent restaurant closures so far. If a restaurant or bar has closed in your neighborhood, let us know at [email protected] This post will be updated regularly.
Downtown Brooklyn: Rachel Laryea’s stall at Dekalb Market, powered by plantain Kelewele is not anymore. Laryea took to Instagram this week to announce the closure of the restaurant, which opened last June. After opening in the downtown Brooklyn food court, Laryea expanded with another location at the Barclays Center, which also closed. According to the Instagram post, the chef is focused on wholesale distribution of her plantain treats.
East Village: Baker’s Pizza called for leaving Avenue A. The team confirmed the news on Instagram last week, writing that a “new owner may reopen but likely change branding and name. I’m done!” Owner Jordan Baker first opened the pizzeria in 2016 and became known for his focaccia, meatball sandwiches and huge pies.
Iron : Gadi Paleg’s modern Israeli restaurant nour is officially done after four years in Manhattan. The last day of service was January 22.
Fort Green: The Business Improvement District of Fort Greene announced the closure of Fulton Street’s broccoli bar this week. The restaurant launched with an all-broccoli vegan menu in 2020.
Upper East Side: Downtown Italian Restaurant At Sandro’s is not anymore. In a voicemail, the restaurant shared that it permanently closed on January 23. The recording didn’t provide a reason for the closure, but in an Instagram post, the restaurant shared that the closure was “out of our control.” According to Grub Street, owner Sandro Fioriti has been cooking in New York for over thirty years.
Williamsburg: The owners Zack and Diana Wangeman shared on Instagram this week that their Williamsburg restaurant, Sober Masa Coffee, closed permanently following a temporary closure. The much-loved spot opened during the pandemic and has become known for its outstanding breakfast tacos and all-day cafe vibe. The Wangemans cited omicron-related struggles as the reason for the closure, saying they will focus their attention on Sobre Masa Tortilleria, a taqueria, cocktail bar and corn tortilla production facility they opened last year at 52 Harrison Place, between Morgan and Knickerbocker Avenues. , in Bushwick.