Tanuki Tavern Might Turn Into Another Meatpack-aurant

Party your tanuki off, while you still can. Photo: Bill Horin

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]