Sapporo East Has Closed

Sapporo East, in better days.
Sapporo East, in better days. Photo: Kathryn Yu

One of the last bastions of comfy grunge in an ever more polished East Village has apparently closed after 30 years of business. Blogger EV Grieve noted last week that the restaurant had been worrisomely quiet for a while, and now a “very reliable source” confirms that Sapporo East has shuttered for good. [EVGrieve]