The for rent signs are up at the space that previously housed the bar-restaurant Joe and Misses Doe at 45 E. First St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue...
Florence Fabricant first noted this closure on May 2 in the Times.
Husband-and-wife owners Joe and Jill Dobias left this message on the restaurant's website:
"We are excited to announce that we will be joining the Jean-Georges Vongerichten & Phil Suarez Restaurant Group as part of their management team, Joe as the Executive Chef and I, as the Operations Manager and will operate their restaurant Le Dock on Fire Island for the Summer 2017 season. We will miss our regulars in the East Village but we look forward to an exciting new time in our careers. Hope to see everyone at the beach!"
JoeDoe opened in 2008, changing up in 2013 to become Joe & Misses Doe. They also ran the the excellent quick-serve JoeDough sandwich shop at 135 First Ave. for several years.