Roots & Vines on the Block

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Gates down. Photo: Jenny Miller

The recent Amodeo Auctions newsletter contained a familiar address: 409 Grand Street, home of the Lower Lower East Side wine spot and cafe Roots & Vines. It sounds like the entirety of the restaurant's equipment will be auctioned off Wednesday at noon. We walked by to find the gates down and everything inside stacked up looking ready to be sold. Maybe Doughnut Plant, down the street, needs another annex? [Amodeo Auctions]