If it were cocktail hour you’d hear a thousand coupes shattering.

It’s been a brutal week in the hospitality industry. Charlie Trotter’s is closing, Matt Maroni is stepping off the Gaztro Wagon, Crust pizza is shuttering, and onesixtyblue is reconceptualizing.

Usually these things happen in threes, but this morning comes the thunderous news that Paul McGee, your favorite bartender, is leaving the Whistler to join forces with . . .R.J. and Jerrod Melman.