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The Plywood Report: Calexico, El Paso, Ichiban, and More

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1) Chelsea: A reader reports that a new sushi restaurant, Ichiban Sushi, is going in to the spot that previously held BBQ Chicken & Beer on 232 7th Ave. Before that, it was a Korean and Japanese restaurant. [PLYWOOD]

2) Upper West Side: Eating in Translation adds a number of Amsterdam Ave. plywood shots to the Eater Flickr Pool. First, there's the upcoming Recipe, a "Rustic New American" restaurant "inspired by seasonal produce", on Amsterdam and West 82nd. Down the street we have the bright green Peace Food Cafe. And finally, Edgar Cafe II on Amsterdam and 92nd. [PLYWOOD]

3) East Village: EV Grieve discovers that the strange "tumor" on the front of 83 East 7th Street is going to be part of either a new bar or restaurant. [PLYWOOD]

4) East Harlem: A tipster reports: "El paso coming soon on 104st and Lexington? When? It's looking very good place! The say the are going to have a Cevicheria bar ( oyster bar)." Anyone will further info is welcome to send it this way. [PLYWOOD]

5) East Village: EV Grieve reports that Heaven's Hot Bagel is going in on 283 Houston St. near Clinton: "This spot near Clinton Street has already been home to Jean's Bagels & Deli and Houston Bagel & Grill in recent years." [PLYWOOD]

6) Columbia Waterfront/Red Hook: Lost City gets a shot of the exterior of the new Calexico, opening in the old Schnack space, supposedly in under three weeks. The plywood now says, "Soon." Excitement! [PLYWOOD]

7) Midtown East: The Observer brings word that Joseph DeGrezia, the owner or DeGrezia Ristorante on 231 East 50th has signed the lease on the Ashton's Pub space across the street at 805 Third Ave.: "According to his broker, Mr. DeGrezia intends to build a more casual and eclectic version of his existing restaurant—the name as yet undetermined....'They will get the space in September and will redesign the whole place,' said Faith Hope Consolo." [PLYWOOD]

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