The Kitchen Club (at 30 Prince Street) and it’s 25 years of business is going away to what the owner calls “operating costs and rent increase.” Now, while man have beef with Chibi (“Chibi’s mean!”) It’s sad to see a small corner restaurant close in a neighborhood that wasn’t always so cutting edge. The last curtain call falls on New Years Eve.

While I never dined there (perhaps of the dog tales), I remember walking by a million times and passing its neighboring bar, Chibis; sake and appetizers which sat adjacent to the KC. I guess, drop in and see Chibi. But, be careful; they say he has a mean bite.