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May 14, 2012 02:29 PM

Catania - Ca-put?

Sign said closed until 5/10 for vacation, but was closed at least a day later than that (and didn't check this weekend). Phone is "temporarily disconnected".

Not good omens. Anyone know if they're back in business, or planning to be?

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  1. Don't know if they are planning to return, but as of tonight (5/14) still closed with the same sign on the door. Hoping they come back, was actually quite delicious.

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    1. re: fishermb

      That's a shame -- they've been closed for over a month at this point. Shortly before they left for "vacation" they altered their hours to no longer serve breakfast on weekdays and didn't open on weekends until 9 am. I hope it's not true as I really like(d) this place, but I do fear for the worst.

      1. re: lambretta76

        Every morning when I walk by I get a bit more bummed that they're (likely) gone.
        I really miss those almond/apricot pastries

    2. When I went by last evening, things at least looked a little different - stools weren't up on the window-bar anymore and there was a bike inside. Not clear whether it's slow progress to reopening or just clearing out for the next place, but we can be optimistic...

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      1. re: cazique

        I don't know if it's still up but for a while there was another sign in the window advertising a chef for hire. Although that could have several meanings it didn't look too good in conjunction with the 'closed for vacation' sign.

      2. I saw the sign and thought it was an odd (busy) time of year to take a vacation. Heard good things and hped to try it someday.
        It's a tough business.

        1. I thought they owned another place somewhere in brooklyn.. perhaps a call to that locations would answer some questions.

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          1. re: Daniel76

            As with many small places, "ownership" is a collection of folks who put $ in. Some involved, some just "partners". I really have no idea what happened here or to the young couple that ran it, but I'd bet that the person who'd know would be the friendly guy who is somehow affiliated with Savoia & their owners & who seemed to be involved here. The ex-Enotecca pizza maker who seemed to be a 3rd partner here left awhile ago.

              1. re: jen kalb

                Anyone have an update? Still closed?

                1. re: ChiefHDB

                  Just walked by 30 minutes go -- still closed.

                  1. re: Peter

                    June 2, still closed! Sorry I missed them when they were open.