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  1. Closings
    Lower East Side Restaurant Zoe Calls It Quits“Not all restaurants are iconic and get to stick around for ten or fifteen years,” says Feigenbaum.
  2. Booze News
    LES Boozing: Yunnan Kitchen, Zoë Now Serving the HoochTwo of Grub’s favorite haunts are dry no longer.
  3. Menu Changes
    Zoë Adds LunchTurkey sandwich and burger obsessives might want to think about popping in.
  4. Celebrity Settings
    Cameron Diaz and Diddy Cross the Friend Line at PH-D; Ryan Reynolds and BlakePlus: Julie Macklowe throws herself a party at the Box, Brian Mazza and Tinsley Mortimer fuel engagement rumors at the Ainsworth, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  5. Closings
    Zoë Will Close After Nearly Eighteen Years“Can oh-so-fine but unfabulous survive?”
  6. Recession Woes
    Zoë Seeks Salvation in a ‘Rising Star’ ChefThe Soho institution filed for bankruptcy, but will try to reinvent itself.
  7. NewsFeed
    Jovia Gives Up the Ghost at LastIt’s been a long, hard road for Jovia, which opened in 2005 to lukewarm notices. Chef Josh DeChellis left after just one year; last we heard, owners Stephen and Thalia Loffredo were selling the chandeliers. Meanwhile, Zoë, the Loffredos’ California-cuisine spot in Soho, has been flourishing. A restaurant insider who is also close to the couple tells us that they’ve finally decided to do the obvious and convert Jovia to a Zoë-like restaurant, perhaps even an uptown branch. “Nothing is final yet,” Stephen tells us, but “if the change occurs, it will be pretty quick.”
  8. The In-box
    Owner: You Can’t Buy Jovia, But What Would You Give Us for the Chandelier? Recently we wrote about the possibility of UES favorite Jovia putting its handblown, Murano-glass light fixtures, including the distinctive chandelier, on the chopping block. Here’s a response from Stephen Loffredo, owner of Jovia and Zoë.