A Double Blow for Wayne Nish: First Varietal, Now Nish Closes

This will have to go down as one of the worst months a major New York chef ever had: First Wayne Nishs revamped menu at Varietal was unable to keep the place from shutting down its kitchen operations; now comes word that Nishs long-running flagship, Nish (formerly March), has given up the ghost. A forwarded e-mail from the restaurants former wine director, Joe Scalice, says it all: After so many years we have shuttered the doors of 405 East 58th Street; NISH (formerly March) is closed. Scalice is now the GM at Solace, a new Italian restaurant in a refurbished townhouse at 406 East 64th Street. As for what happened, we will have to get that from the man himself. More as this story develops.

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