Shopsin’s Packs It In; and Other New York News

Shopsin’s, the quirky grab-bag eatery in the Village, has closed its doors. After months of rumors and feints, it has sold its lease on Carmine Street. Chef-owner Kenny Shopsin plans to reopen in much smaller quarters in the Lower East Side’s Essex Street Market, probably a sandwich stand with a drastically reduced version of the menu that once offered mac-and-cheese pancakes, Nigerian beef soup, and Georgia barbecued pork oatmeal, among several hundred other things. “Whatever Kenny does,” promises G4Gluttony, “I will follow him there for his prolific and mad scientist-like culinary chops.”

March, the elegant town house restaurant off Sutton Place, has also shut down, temporarily. Wayne Nish, co-owner and founding chef, is downscaling the menu, recasting the kitchen staff, and aiming to reopen sometime in January.

Inside, the cozy hideout on Jones Street, closed on New Year’s Eve. “We, along with many others in the neighborhood, loved their consistent food and generosity, and always felt at home there,” eulogizes erin07nyc.

Shopsin’s General Store [Lower East Side]
to open at…Essex Street Market, stall 16
120 Essex St., between Rivington and Delancey, Manhattan

March Restaurant [Sutton Place]
405 E. 58th St., between 1st Ave. and Sutton Pl., Manhattan

Inside [Greenwich Village]
9 Jones St., between Bleecker and W 4th, Manhattan

Board Links

Shopsins closing
Shopsin’s Closed for Good?
March closing–worth trying to go beforehand?
goodbye, Inside

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