We knew it was on the market, but Falai Panetteria had continued operating until recently, even while Falai restaurant shut down in August. Now it seems Iacopo Falai must have found a taker for the Panetteria space: Grub happened by today and found the interior cleared out and the metal gates pulled down. An employee at Caffe Falai confirmed, "the two locations on Clinton are not open any longer." So there goes the dream of Iacopo Falai’s mini-LES empire. In brighter news, progress is afoot next door on that upcoming Yunnan restaurant, which just yesterday put up plywood scaffolding. [Earlier, Earlier]
Shuttered for good.