Pipa to Close September 16, Reopen As ABC Cocina Mid-October

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Taking on tapas. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Back in June, we told you that the whimsical, inconsistently pleasurable Pipa at ABC Carpet & Home would close, only to reopen as ABC Cocina, the dazzling Latin sister to ABC Kitchen the store's other, much more respected restaurant (largely due to Chef Dan Kluger). A few extra details: Sources at the restaurant confirm that Pipa's final day of business is September 16; most staff, and all chandeliers, will stay on board. The tables, chairs, menu, and head chefs will be flipped, under the direction of Jean-Georges. Expect ABC Cocina to open mid-October, and for it to be something of ABC tapas & bliss. [Earlier]