This is the Thursday Opening Report, a regular feature that provides the precise status of venues. As per standard operating procedure around here, your contributions are so very welcome.
1) Park Slope: Yet another outpost of DC-based chain Five Guys Burgers and Fries is slated to open this week (previously plywooded) in Park Slope, according to TONY. They write: “Because Slope dwellers can’t live by the Coop alone, the Brooklyn nabe has welcomed an outpost of this Eat Out Award–winning burger chain. The brand’s signature lineup of hand-molded patties and house-cut fries will be offered.” Status: Unknown, no answer to calls. 284 Seventh Avenue, Park Slope; 718-499-9380. [TONY]
2) Chelsea: Greek chain Uncle Nick’s is reported to open a new outpost in Chelsea this week according to Flo Fab. She writes: “This branch of the popular Greek restaurant has a white stucco facade trimmed in blue, a rustic interior and balcony tables. It is to open on Thursday. Status: Certified Open. 382 Eighth Avenue; 212-609-0500. [NYT]
3) FiDi: Flo Fab also reports on the opening of Fresco to Go downtown which will apparently feature some free food giveaways. She writes: “The downtown version of this takeout store has a 100-seat cafe. It opens on July 14 but free samples of food will be handed out Thursday and Friday.” Status: Free tasting tomorrow, official opening on Monday. 114 Pearl Street; 212-635-5000. [NYT]