A busy couple of blocks:
La Baguette Shop (between 12th and 13th) is closed as of today, they were ripping the place up and putting everything into a rental truck this morning. I had heard from the owner that they would be moving somewhere else in the 'hood due to the rent skyrocketing. He was nowhere to be seen today, though. Any news on the move, or on what's moving in?
Jack Bistro (corner of 11th) finally opened yesterday in the old Lemongrass Grill space. Any early reports? The interior looks nicer than I expected, but no menu posted outside yet. I'm not holding out hopes for great food here.
Peeked inside what will become Saigon Spice (between 11th and 12th, old Healthy Pleasures space) and the interior looks close to being finished. I wouldn't be surprised if it opened within a month. It's huge. They'll need to build more dorms to get enough NYU kids to fill it up.
Also, word is that Spice (Thai on corner of 10th), University Restaurant (diner on corner of 12th), and the D'agostinos between 10th and 11th will all be closing within a year or two. Any confirmation?
Nearby, any reports on the new Meixcan place that recently opened on 12th st. near Broadway (old Terra 47/Other Foods space)?