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Aug 23, 2010 09:05 AM

Mai on Atlantic closed?

I walked by today and noticed the sign was down and windows were papered over. Anyone have info?

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  1. Was that a Senegalese restaurant? We had such a restaurant called "Mai" on Staten Island and it recently closed, too. Same owners?

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    1. re: comestible

      No Mai was Asian fusion (Thai/Viet). It was pretty good when it first opened, but it became very weird a few years ago. Surprising it lasted this long.

      1. re: bobjbkln

        Same thing happened with Mango and Beet in Park Slope, started off pretty good and then went off a cliff.

    2. And Blue Marble is closing too due to doubling rents. Looks like Atlantic is becoming more and more desolate.

      1. Definitely closed; tried to go last night and got an unpleasant surprise. On the upside, there is an official NYC certificate on the window saying some new restaurant will open there (maybe 1 Sept). The handwriting was hard to read but I think the restaurant name was in Spanish.

        1. As reported by Brownstoner yesterday:

          The place's name will be Pardes. Seems like Kosher, but with asian elements. I guess we'll see. It looks like a somewhat higher price point than other places in the immediate vicinity.