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Monday Opening Report: Calexico, Xie Xie This Week

1) Red Hook: Last week, TONY reported that highly anticipated plywood vet Calexico would be opening by June 24th, and a call to the restaurant reveals that it's opening a day early. Status: Opening tomorrow. 122 Union St., 718-488-8226

2) Hell's Kitchen: The Robs send word that Xie Xie, Angelo Sosa's new sandwich shop and future chain, is now open on 9th and 45th. Status: Not open. Officials say it's opening later this week; 645A Ninth Ave., 212-265-2975.

3) Upper East Side: According to a newsletter blast, the owners of Sfoglia have opened their planned retail spot, Tutto Sfoglia: "The negozio d'alimentari is Ron and Colleen's way of offering customers the opportunity to bring Sfoglia to their own tables with freshly made and hand-selected food." Status: Certified Open; 135 East 92nd St., 212-831-1441

4) Midtown East: The two children of one of the owners of Employees Only and Macao Trading Co. have opened Pod Cafe in East 51st Street's Pod Hotel (the same hotel that once held Montparnasse). Billed as "a very moderately priced seasonal mostly outdoor place," the menu features sandwiches, salads, and pastries. Status: Certified Open; 230 East 51st St.

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