The East 7th Street restaurant noted the closure on Facebook, citing it was because of a "location matter." It continued:
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and interruption this closing may cause to your reservations dining this coming days. This decision is sudden and would never be our intention.
However, two tipsters who held reservations (including one for Thanksgiving) noted no one told them about the shutter. They arrived at the restaurant and found that the doors were locked. One tipster said there were notices on the door about nonpayment of rent.
Fumaça opened earlier this year in January. It served unlimited servings of various cuts of meat, from beef to lamb to pork, all grilled on the spot for preference, along with the salad bar, hot cheese breads, and other Brazilian dishes.