Walked by Alcatraces this weekend. A sign taped to the closed door basically said "closed for business, will reopen under new management." No dates provided.
Also, China Pepper out on Church street has been closed for several weeks now. Not a surprise though. Despite one of the weekly's praise, I never once saw anyone eating in there. Perhaps everyone was scared by the floor to ceiling stacks of old Chinese newspapers that filled half the dining room. I sure was.
One interesting thing of note. On the morning of the picnic, the red neon star of the long closed Star Bakery was lit.