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Culturefix Beats Police in Court; Potbelly Sandwich Shop Set to Open in FiDi

East Village: Olivia Bistro has shut down for good. [EV Grieve]

The Wai? Cafe location that left First Avenue has apparently reappeared in the form of Y Cafe on 182 Avenue B, near 11th Street. [EV Grieve]

Financial District/Battery Park: New York’s first Potbelly Sandwich Shop location will open tomorrow at 10:30 a.m at 2 Gold Street. [Midtown Lunch]

Flatiron: The Rosa Mexicano on East 18th Street will host a “Mexican Clambake Party” on Wednesday, July 13, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For $50, guests will be invited to try Mexican Clambake menu specials and new cocktails, and get an “inside look” at how their dishes got made. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: Hotel Chantelle has introduced a rooftop lounge, which includes a full bar, retractable roof, and outdoor patio for smokers. [Zagat]

The war on Culturefix has turned in its favor after a victory in court absolved the multipurpose bar of having to pay hefty fines stemming from a recent police raid. But the plot thickens: It seems the Community Board’s State Liquor Authority (SLA) committee recommended against renewing the bar’s liquor license last week, even though the license had already been renewed by the SLA just days before. [Eater NY, Gothamist]

Park Slope: Tonios has closed after nineteen years of business. Rumor has it, the place will turn into a Dunkin’ Donuts. [Fucked in Park Slope]

Soho: David Burke Kitchen is introducing Slider Saturdays. All this weekend and every Saturday after that, guests can order six sliders and a beer (or a soda) for $15. The special will also run through the Fourth of July weekend. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: Maison Premiere is opening its garden Wednesday or Thursday July 5. Oysters and absinthe alfresco, anyone? [Zagat Buzz]

Culturefix Beats Police in Court; Potbelly Sandwich Shop Set to Open in FiDi