Openings and Closings

Shazz bites the dust

We'd heard rumors that Shazz may not reopen after its August sabbatical, but now we have confirmation. The restaurant has clearly been cleaned out, and a neighboring business owner tells us that chef/owner Benny Kaplan has definitely pulled out.

That same neighbor also says that he's noticed some groups looking at the space, which means it may not be long until another restaurant gives the address a try.

We'll keep you posted.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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