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The BYOB 943 shuts down

Pat Cancelliere calls it quits after two years.

The BYOB 943 shuts down

943 BYOB at 943 S. Ninth St.  MICHAEL KLEIN /
943 BYOB at 943 S. Ninth St. MICHAEL KLEIN /

Critics may have loved Pascual "Pat" Cancelliere's Italian/Argentine BYOB at 943 S. Ninth St. in the Italian Market, but critics don't pay the bills.

And so, Cancelliere tells me that Wednesday, Feb. 13 was his last day after two years. Cancelliere spent the better part of two years building the restaurant, and even for a time toyed with the idea of obtaining a liquor license.

Cancelliere, who had open-heart surgery last summer, said he'd take time off and get a job.

Update: Stuck with a Groupon deal? Groupon will give you a refund.

Michael Klein
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