This happened last week, but I didn’t know about it until today. Wine Down East over on NE Alberta, has closed. The original restaurant which was on NE 28th, closed at the end of 2009 after their landlord wouldn’t renew the lease.
WDE was in the space previously occupied by Zaytoon. They seemed to be terribly confused as to the direction they wanted to take, calling it a “wasabi bar”, serving so-so sushi and wine, along with pool… it just didn’t work.
It’s a nice building and a good location, but I’d bet the lease is pretty spendy. It will be interesting to see who tries to fill it next.