For every restaurant that closed, at least one more popped up in Bergen County and some surrounding towns.
Here are is the latest restaurant rundown in the area.
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Cousin Vinny's, Wood-Ridge: As previously reported by Daily Voice, the Italian family-style restaurant closed after just five months in business. No word yet on what's replacing it.
Kirker's Inn, Hawthorne: The German bar has been an institution in town for more than 50 years. It was sold in April to a new owner but he died almost immediately following the transaction, former owner Ginger Phiefer said. Blackjack Mulligans, with locations in Garfield and Secaucus, will be moving in.
Hudson Pot, Edgewater: A new Japanese hot pot restaurant is replacing the high-end Orama restaurant. Inside will be a formal eatery with Umacha -- a candy, dessert and bubble tea shop -- located outside. Sixty staff members are needed ahead of the February 2020 opening. 595 River Road, Edgewater.
Lola's Tequila Haus, Carlstadt: This new bar and Mexican eatery is replacing Mr. G's on Paterson Plank Road. The owners reportedly own several other restaurants across New Jersey. Come for $2 tacos every Tuesday. Otherwise, sink into burritos, quesadillas, chips and guac, calamari, ceviche and so much more. 335 Paterson Plank Road, Carlstadt
Bonchon Chicken, Lodi: This Korean fried chicken joint is finally open in the same complex as Rita's and Muscle Maker Grill on Essex Street. 184 Essex St., Lodi
Simply Stix, Hackensack: Replacing King Falafel on Main Street, this eatery is serving up authentic Greek street food. Individual pork, chicken or beef skewers are only $3 each. Sandwiches are $6 and platters are $10. Salads, dips, fries and pies also available. 163 Main St., Hackensack
Halal Boyz, Hackensack: A new platters-type restaurant is moving into 336 Main St., BoozyBurbs reports. The storefront is in the process of being renovated. No word yet on an opening date.
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