I wonder if this lone remaining Beard Papa's can continue to survive. If you think about it, Japanese businesses have been closing one after another. Cafe Zest, Asahiya Bookstore, I hear JAS marts are closing too... all within the same year.
The W. Village location on Carmine St. near 6th Ave. (where the old Joe's Pizza was) has a little sign on the door that says it'll be closing permanently on Nov. 29. The sign also notes that the UWS location has been newly renovated and encourages patrons to head there.