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Thursday Opening Report: Lulu, Sweet n Tart Certified Open, Luxee and Building on Bond Partially

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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) Boerum Hill: We first got wind of the plywooded Building on Bond back in March when we learned this new bar/café/restaurant was from the builders/designers behind Hill Country, Stanton Social, Boqueria, The Tasting Room, and others. This week, a correspondent confirms that the café/bar is now open and another confirms that it has a liquor license. The former writes: “Stopped by Building on Bond in Boerum Hill today. Sure enough there was a man behind the bar ready to sell me beverage. I asked him what the situation was, it sounds like the cafe/bar in the front of the restaurant is open for business (they seemed to have a lot of beers on tap and some booze on the shelf), they won't be serving food until after Labor Day.” Brownstoner confirms the soft-open. Status: Certified Partially Open. 100 Bond Street, Boerum Hill; no phone yet. [Eater Inbox; Brownstoner]

2) Lower East Side: Metromix reports on the opening of Luxee, a designer dessert spot that’s healthy and vegetarian-friendly that they report will open tomorrow. Here's the lowdown: “Luxee, a LES newcomer run by an all-Japanese crew, is giving the Hell’s Kitchen dessert maven a run for its tofu cheesecake with a tight selection of sweet and savory bites. (The restaurant is run by the same folks behind Tokyo culinary school L'ecole Vantan.) On its summer dessert menu: goodies like camembert cheesecake with apple-cider gelée, and a vegan chocolate cake with avocado mousse.” Status: Open with a limited menu, Official Opening tomorrow. 6 Clinton Street; 212-375-1796. [Metromix]

3) Nolita: Flo Fab does some minor reporting on the opening of Lulu, a Nolita pub that opened well over a month ago in the old American Diner space. She writes: “Eric Fleischer, the chef at this pub-style spot, picks his inspiration from European and contemporary American trends." Status: Certified Open. 235 Mulberry Street; 212-966-6616. [NYT]

4) Flushing: TONY writes about a major overhaul at Sweet n Tart: “Spencer Chan, the restaurateur who brought us dim sum palace the Golden Unicorn, has overhauled Sweet n Tart, his ten-year-old Flushing staple. In addition to a modest interior renovation, Chan spent the last year ferrying back and forth from Hong Kong to flesh out his modernized Cantonese menu. Nouveau dishes dominate the offerings (see the foie gras summer roll)." Status: Certified Open. 136-11 38th Avenue; Flushing; 718-661-3380. [TONY]

5) FiDi: Newish yogurt chain Yorganic has opened another location downtown in Hanover Square according to TONY. They write: “It seems there’s still more nectar to be squeezed from New York’s overblown fro-yo trend. Freshly pressed juices and smoothies join the roster of earth-friendly frozen treats at this bamboo-accented newcomer. Simple flavors like green tea can be topped with virtuous treats like crenshaw melon or Cheerios. Pile it all on an organic waffle for an additional $1.75." Status: Unknown. No answer to calls. 3 Hanover Square; 212-968-9700. [TONY]

6) Hell’s Kitchen: Bret Thorn reports in this week’s Kitchen Dish that the owners of Xai Xai winebar will open a new South African restaurant called Braai on Saturday. The meaty details are as follows: “One focus will be specialty meats: The owners, who also run Xai Xai Winebar on the same block, are working on getting South African springbok, a type of antelope, for the menu. But in the meantime, they are featuring ostrich, as well as South African lobster tails and prawns.” Status: Unknown. No answer to calls. 329 W. 51st Street; 212-315-3315. [NYS]

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