Landlord Takes Back Carmine Club Café After Just Four Months

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

A notice on the door of Carmine Club Café, which opened in the West Village just four months ago with Noel Cruz (formerly of Elettaria) on board, indicates that a city marshal returned the property to its landlord last Monday. According to the standard verbiage, the landlord has legal possession of these premises pursuant to a Warrant of the Civil Court. Another notice indicates the restaurants health-inspection grade is pending as of March 2 (it was hit with 59 violation points owing to food-temperature issues, evidence of mice, and sanitation issues), but its doubtful one has to do with the other. A source close to the restaurant hears that a landlord dispute is to blame, but reps are staying mum: Well let you know if and when we get word from someone on the inside about whether or not there will be a reopening.