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Storefronting: Sounds of Silence Edition

1) Lower East Side/Williamsburg: The life-and-death cycle of NYC music venues keeps rolling with Brooklyn Vegan's report that LES music den Sin-é is set to shutter at the end of March. Meantime, Chris Schott steps up with more details about the reopening of former Ludlow Street venue Luna Lounge in Williamsburg tonight: "The first band to commemorate the club's reawakening after its year-and-a-half-long hibernation? The Comas." [Brooklyn Vegan/The Real Estate]

2) Midtown West: More musical birth: the Vegan, on a roll per usual, also serves up this intriguing diagram of a new music venue from the folks behind Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge. They're hoping to open the joint, called Manhattan Music Society, at 610 West 56th, a site they describe as "saddled with a long history." Community Board review coming up early next month. Everyone whisper. [Brooklyn Vegan]

3) West Village: Continuing the curious case of Chumley's, a reader emails, "Check out this essay on the original founder of Chumley's, Lee Chumley. I think he and Andrew Berman would have gotten along well. They both enjoyed fighting the man." [801]

4) South Slope: Almost set to open in the former Blue Apron space is Grab, a specialty food store. The owner, Laura Nuter, is ex-Artisanal, Tribeca Grill, and, yes, Blue Apron. Yummers. [Gothamist]