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Blenheim Temporarily Shutters, Broome Street Bar to Close and More

By Patty Lee  |  June 23, 2014
Credit: Cherie Cincilla

Blenheim Temporarily Shutters: After just a month, Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye's farm-to-table restaurant (above) has closed following the departure of its opening chef, modernist-leaning Justin Hilbert. [Eater NY]

So Long, Broome Street Bar: The Soho standby, which has been slinging drinks since the 19th-century, has been sold. New owner Jon Krasner, who has an interest in Richie Notar's Harlow restaurants, plans to turn the bar into a "fabulous new Soho restaurant and bar in the spirit of the Soho institution." [Grub Street]

Seersucker Switcharoo: Rob Newton and Kerry Diamond are replacing their first restaurant Seersucker with a more casual Southern spin-off named Wilma Jean. It'll open at the location of their Vietnamese restaurant Nightingale 9, which will move into Seersucker's current space. [Eater NY]

Sunset Park Heats Up: A slew of food-centric businesses, including Blue Marble Ice Cream and Colson Patisserie — have moved into Industry City. The developers are looking to bring in more culinary producers to the sprawling complex and turn it into a destination in the vein of Chelsea Market. [NYDN]

Not So Big Now: Reportedly plagued by financial problems, the DUMBO outpost of Drunken Monkey — the clubby bar owned by "Mob Wives" star Big Ang — has met its demise a month after opening. [Gothamist]