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La Dolce Vita, Hip Pops Are Closing

Let’s just put all the bad news in one post. La Dolce Vita, upstairs from what was its sister restaurant, Etienne Brasserie, is now also closed, announcing its shuttering on Facebook. It’s been a bad year for that block of Broad downtown, between Jackson and Wall streets, which now houses only the bar Bourbon Street.

Shiraz, which retails wine and snacks in the Leathers Buiding on Pulaski Street hasn’t updated its Facebook page yet but has sent out an email announcing a temporary closing, with no date when it might reopen.

[UPDATE: Shiraz has reopened and is currently operating with normal business hours.]

And Hip Pops, in the Tracy Street warehouses, has announced that it will close its retail location for good (although the popsicle cart will still show up at events and can be hired for catering) in the next few weeks.