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Moscow 57/Kapowski’s Closes On Delancey Street; Partners Focus On New Projects

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168 1/2 Delancey St.
168 1/2 Delancey St.

If you frequent the section of Delancey Street alongside the Williamsburg Bridge, you might have noticed that Moscow 57 (renamed Kapowski’s over the summer) has been closed as of late. The restaurant and performance venue will, unfortunately, not be reopening in its current location.

Partners Ellen Kaye, Seth Goldman and Ethan Fein tell us they made the difficult decision after struggling for months to overcome early setbacks in their business. For more than seven months after opening in early 2014, Moscow 57 was forced to operate with out gas service.

“We truly love this neighborhood.,” said Kaye. It’s been a wonderful experience. If not for Con Ed, we’d be here for another 100 years.” Goldman added that the team will now refocus on the M57 Pop Up Urban Salons, evenings of music, food and visual arts that were a staple of their company before opening the Delancey Street restaurant. They’ll be going to New Orleans during the winter and continuing to run a successful holiday catering operation.

The restaurant is expected to resurface in a new location. In the meantime, a live radio show that produced 14 episodes on Delancey Street will continue on the Lower East Side (location to be announced). Updates will be available at moscow57.com.

“We are really going to miss our neighbors,” Kaye said, “and we want to send a big thank you to the community for all your support.”

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