Schnitzel and Things, El Jalapeño, and Noella Brew Bar Are All Closing

Until we schnitz again.

The owner of the somewhat kitschy but always decent Mexican café El Jalapeño tells Here's Park Slope that two co-owners recently died, and the restaurant will close "as soon as a buyer is found." Meanwhile, citing an overcaffeinated retail corridor over on Seventh Avenue, former Ozzie's owner Melissa Rapoport tells the blog she will close Noella Brew Bar on March 3. Lastly, and sadly, Schnitzel and Things owner Oleg Voss tells Midtown Lunch he'll permanently close his two-year-old Midtown shop on Friday. Rent is too high, says Voss, who adds he plans to open another brick and mortar down the road. "I don’t want this to be a pity thing," he says. [Here's Park Slope, Here's Park Slope, Midtown Lunch]