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Almost two years in the making, Nuela is a Chelsea restaurant focusing on South American fare in the former Sapa space. Adam Schop, who manned the stoves at De La Costa in Chicago, is the chef. It will open at the beginning of June. Nuela, 43 W. 24th St., New York, NY 10010, No phone yet.
Former Gari chef Mike Lim brings New York eaters Chado, a restaurant fusing French, Latin American, and Southeast Asian flavors with Japanese cuisine. It is located in the Fashion District. Chado, 4 E. 36th St., New York, NY 10016, 212-532-2210.

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News Bytes
Polls closed
In the latest saga of the now-dead Tavern on the Green, Dean Poll, who was in negotiations to revive the legendary Central Park restaurant, has stepped away from the table.
Xi'an Famous Foods, which became famous in Flushing Mall location, is opening up an outpost on St. Mark's Place in the East Village. Look for the line of foodies at the end of June.
Snack on the Green
The legendary space that was Tavern on the Green has become ... a snack bar. Yes, that's right. Get your chips and cookies there while in Central Park. In the meantime, negotiations continue to turn it into a fully functioning restaurant at some point in the future. Stay tuned.
"Tennis Uncorked"
If you're enjoying Tennis Channel's coverage of the French Open, you're probably in the mood for some French cuisine. You can taste a little bit of Paris right here in the United States with the network's "Tennis Uncorked" restaurant partnership this spring. The multi-city campaign pairs the channel with these select French restaurants in New York: Café d’Alsace, Artisanal, Le Bateau Ivre, and Le Paris Bistrot. These French eateries are helping to celebrate Tennis Channel’s round-the-clock coverage of the two-week French Open, tennis’ largest and most prestigious clay-court competition. For more information, go to
Swedish Rooster
Marcus Samuelsson's new restaurant is starting to shape up. The Red Rooster will be located in Harlem on 125th St. and Lennox Ave. The 3,300-foot space will include a spot for live jazz. It is scheduled to open in Fall 2010.
James Beard Award Winners
The James Beard Award winners have been announced, and among the New Yorkers are Daniel for Outstanding Restaurant; Tom Colicchio of Craft for Outstanding Chef; Marea for Best New Restaurant; Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park for New York City Regional Outstanding Chef and Jean Georges restaurant for Outstanding Wine Service.

Chef Shuffle
After John Delucie's departure to run the new West Village hotspot, the Lion, Eric Korsch---late of Prune and Patroon---has taken over as chef of the Waverly Inn. He doesn't plan to alter the menu.


Five-year-old Nolita restaurant 24 Prince---the eatery of Top Chef contestant Nikki Cascone---has closed.
Due to a massive rent increase, the Nolita restaurant Cafe Colonial has closed.
The historic, Art Deco restaurant Empire Diner has closed. Empire Diner, 210 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10011, 212-243-2736.
The new East Village Japanese eatery, Matsukado, has already shut down for good. Matsukado, 104 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-260-3939.
The combination mac 'n' cheese and pizza-by-the-slice place, Pinch & S'Mac, has shut down.

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