Buy the news. Sell the rumor. Isn’t that how it goes? Well rumor had it that Pastis was not reopening and that the Keith McNally eatery was looking for a new home. We now have confirmation that Pastis has departed the Meatpacking District for 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The prime corner that housed Pastis, owned by Neil Bender who inherited it from his mother who in turn had inherited it from her brother Bill Gottlieb, will be replaced by a Restoration Hardware store. Neil Bender could not be reached for comment. Bon Jour!