Hell’s Kitchen Wine Bar Kashkaval Closes May 24

So long, fondue.
So long, fondue. Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Despite attempted negotiations and the circulation of a Change.org petition that garnered 3,500 signatures, the cozy, well-loved wine bar and retail cheese store Kashkaval will close after service on May 24. Reps for the 16-year-old establishment, which is also known for its fondue, say that the landlord has refused to renew its lease. On the bright side: Sister restaurant Kashkaval Garden, which happens to be just next door at 852 Ninth Avenue, remains open.