I phoned their East Village number & got them on the phone... they relocated uptown to 1st Ave/74 St, due to a serious increase in their new lease, which they could not afford. They are truly sorry to have moved out of the East Village and losing their wonderful 'corner'. Oh, they did say that they expect to open their new place in April 2005!
There are too many Israeli-style restaurants uptown [East & West], can't we get some good ones downtown? East Village will do just fine!