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Popular Restaurants That Are Closing Permanently

Momofuku Nishi, NYC

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Momofuku shuttered two restaurants in May.

Nishi in Manhattan's Chelsea district launched in 2016 as a Korean-Italian restaurant but changed its cuisine to be mostly Italian in 2017.

Gotham Bar and Grill, NYC

After losing award-winning chef Alfred Portale, who developed fine dining classics in the 1980s and 1990s, the restaurant failed to attract a younger population.

The Paris Cafe, NYC

147-year-old Paris Cafe closed in May. Hurricane Sandy nearly damaged the South Street Seaport bar and restaurant.

Lucky Strike, NYC

Keith McNally's 31-year-old pub and restaurant closed due to coronavirus. McNally stated in past interviews that the

cafe isn't profitable, but he keeps it open for the devoted staff and customers. Its vintage vibes in Soho were popular.

Momofuku CCDC, Washington, D.C.

Momofuku CCDC in D.C. is the second to close. Like New York's Nishi, the shutdown is part of David Chang's pandemic rearrangement.

The Source, Washington, D.C.

The restaurant couldn't survive the coronavirus outbreak after 13 years of feeding visitors, residents, politicians, and celebrity.

Toast, Chicago

Toast's owner Jeanne Roeser closed both Chicago stores. The diner-like restaurant has been a regular on the brunch scene since 1996.

McCrady's, Charleston

Chef Sean Brock popularised molecular gastronomy at McCrady's before leaving in 2018.

Threadgill's, Austin

Eddie Wilson, an icon of Austin's restaurant and music scene, has closed Threadgill's and retired early owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Market at Larimer Sq., Denver

The Market originated as a grocery shop in 1978 and became the first espresso bar between L.A. and NYC.

Clyde Common, Portland

The bar, famed for its inventive drinks and world-famous bartenders, will remain open, but the restaurant will close forever.

Locanda, San Francisco

The expensive, must-visit San Francisco restaurant won't reopen post-pandemic. It served Roman-style pasta and fashionable Italian favourites.

Souplantation, San Diego

The chain's 97 outlets will close forever. Due to the coronavirus, buffet-style operations are discouraged during a pandemic.

Ritz Barbecue, Allentown

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