Tanuki Tavern Might Turn Into Another Meatpack-aurant

Party your tanuki off, while you still can.

Insiders are whispering that Jeffrey Chodorow is contemplating closing Japanese izakaya Tanuki Tavern in the Gansevoort hotel, and flipping the space into a new venture overseen by the ex-MPD boys, Daniel and Derek Koch, which sounds like replacing a headache with a toothache (plus alotta Percocet) but, hey. Chodorow didn't confirm or deny the news. [Eater NY]