I remember one of my first dates at Umberto’s Clam House; while new to New York City. I’d like to say I certainly stepped it up a notch in the culinary world once I dumped him.  Anyway, where was I?  Oh yes, Umberto’s via Eater “shutters but promises to reopen.”  Yeah, right.  Someone might just have to get whacked.

Of course this isn’t the first time the restaurant has closed. The original restaurant—which opened in 1970 over on Mulberry Street and was the site of mobster Joey Gallo’s murder in 1972—closed in 1996 and reopened in a new location in 2000.

I can already hear Kitty Bawler, is Paul going to take over that space too?