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Three bites of restaurant news

1. BenchWarmers benched: BenchWarmers, the sports bar and grill that was supposed to go into the building at 3731 N. Rock Road, likely won’t open after all, mainly because CEO Kevin Foote has been jailed for parole violations.

2. Two closings: Piccadilly Express, the downtown version of the Latour anchor at 7728 E. Central, has closed after 13 years of business at 151 N. Main. Also closed: Frida’s Mexican Grill at 1580 W. 21st, though owner Mario Quiroz vows to reopen in a better location.

3. More froyo: Orange Leaf, the self-service frozen yogurt shop that just opened at 21st and Tyler and will soon open at 37th and Rock, now plans a third location at Central and Greenwich.

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