Gimme some of that sweet, sweet Plywood. Got photos or intel on restaurants in their natural pre-opening state? Let us know.
1) Lower East Side: Via robobby's latest contribution to the Eater Photo Pool comes this sleek view of Allen/Houston newcomer Sugar. A Plywood regular for some months now, work seems to have slowed this summer. Perhaps September? [PLYWOOD/POST-PLYWOOD]
2) East Village: Our favorite Nolita galleristo emails a twin report: "The place that was Cafe Med for about 5 or 10 minutes a few years ago seems to be under constrcution again - any idea what might be going in there? It's on 2nd Ave betw 5 + 6. Next door at Jack's No Frills, er Luxury Oyster Bar nee Jewel Bako Makimono nee Blue Goose (I know I'm forgetting some incarnation in there) the new signage looks like ASS." [PLYWOOD/ASS]
3) Flatiron: Via the ominpresent Kalina comes this shot (right) of a soon-to-be club/bar on 19th between Broadway and Fifth. Fans of comparative photography may want to note that the interior used to look like this. [PLYWOOD]
4) Williamsburg: On the corner of North 8th and Wythe, photoblogger Will Femia spies what appears to be a new bar in an old furniture store space. Bonus intel: "the empty store had a picnic table and a small kitchenette." [PLYWOOD]