Don't you try sauntering into Aqua tonight. The phone recording currently says the following in a voice that walks the line between uptight and come-hither: "Aqua is temporarily closed. Until the reopening we thank you for your support and look forward to serving you again." Garbled elevator music ensues.
Alas, the aforementioned tribute was indeed in order. Presumably, our friend Michael Mina is finalizing those tough last-minute decisions regarding the new concept before he takes over the lease on May 1. Well, we do have his statement, assuring he will be operating a restaurant at 252 California. Sad, because we were sort of hoping he'd unleash that urban, sustainable rodeo he hasn't been talking about. [EaterWire]