SPQR Closed in Little Italy; Broken English Will Become Jarro in Carroll Gardens
SPQR in Little Italy closed this week, Grub Street reported. The restaurant on Mulberry Street had been open in some capacity for 30 years, but the phone lines are disconnected and many of the items inside the space were auctioned off, including coffee makers, wine racks, and stoves. The building that housed the Italian spot was sold in 2011, and back then the owners had tentative plans to turn it into condo space. 133 Mulberry St.
Voice Places Salud Tapas will not reopen in South Street Seaport.
Carroll Gardens lost an Italian restaurant, according to Patch. Broken English opened on Bergen Street in 2011, but paper was seen covering the windows and the website is "under construction." A different Italian restaurant, Jarro, is slated to open in its place on Monday, February 25. 68 Bergen St.
Salud Tapas, the Latin restaurant near South Street Seaport, has been closed since Hurricane Sandy and will not reopen, DNAInfo reported. Like many of its Beekman Street neighbors, the eatery sustained 15 feet of flood water, and now there are "For Rent" signs in the windows. Other restaurants in the neighborhood are hoping for a May 1 reopening date. 142 Beekman St.
iCrepes closed after a year of business near Herald Square, Midtown Lunch learned. The creperie allowed customers to order with iPads, but a commenter noticed that one day all the electronics were gone and the windows were covered. The phone numbers are disconnected even though the website is still up. 1410 Broadway