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The Plywood Report: Little Pie Co., Kolache, and More

1) Tribeca: A tipster writes in, and a call to their 43rd St. location confirms, that Little Pie Co. will be opening up a Tribeca location near Greenwich and Chambers. They're shooting for a September opening, but they have yet to set a date. Pretty good news considering that their Meatpacking outpost shuttered not too long ago. [PLYWOOD]

2) East Village: EVGrieve writes that a gourmet deli may occupy the former Mondo Kim's Saint Mark's location along with the already announced karaoke spot. They're quick to point out a nabe pattern: "There's already another karaoke place across the street... might as well have another gourmet deli like the one across the street to match..." [PLYWOOD]

3) Astoria: The Foodista notices that a sign has gone up over previously bare plywood indicating the space will become Trattoria: Brick Oven Pizza. There aren't any details quite yet, but a pizza joint will add some diversity to a "sea of Greek restaurants." [PLYWOOD]

5) Midtown: Midtown Lunch writes that there's yet another newcomer in the midtown fast food chain game. Kolache Mama aims to introduce NYC to the kolache, "an Eastern European pastry stuffed with sweet and savory fillings that apparently are very popular in states with large Czech populations- like Texas, Minnesota, and Oklahoma (who knew?!?)" [PLYWOOD]

6) SoHo: Fork In The Road brings word that Susie Comer's tot-friendly food operation Susie's Supper Club will be opening in the Citibabes space at 477 Broadway. On offer at this "Soho House for the disposable diapers set:" sandwiches and salads. Expect a September opening. [PLYWOOD]

7) Midtown: Midtown Lunch is excited about Barros Luco, the Chilean sandwich chain that will be taking over the space at 52nd and 2nd most recently occupied by 99 Miles to Philly. ML points out that "the menu will not only feature Chilean sandwiches, like the churrasco, and chacarero, but also the completo- a Chilean hot dog topped with mayo and mashed avocado." He's posted some lovely food porn of what the items typically look like. [PLYWOOD]

8) Midtown: More from ML, who confirms that Onya, the Japanese noodle chain from the owners of Beard Papa, will be opening on 47th Street between Lexington and 3rd. [PLYWOOD]

9) Chelsea: Page Six has some information on the soon-to-be shuttered Mr. West and the project that will be replacing it: "Owners Danny Divine and DJ Jus Ske "got an offer they couldn't refuse" from party promoter Patrick Duffy, said a friend of the duo. 'Earlier this week Patrick purchased the space from them,' the insider told us. The West 22nd Street nightspot is expected to be turned into a Japanese restaurant and late-night lounge." [PLYWOOD]

10) Meatpacking: FITR reports that the owners of 69 Gansevoort, the new project in the former Florent space, have tapped ex-Otto sous chef Jacqueline Lombard as executive chef. Considering that Lombard runs an "all-organic, all-local mobile restaurant and wine education company" and has a YouTube as the "Green Gourmet," it's not unlikely that the new Florent menu will skew toward the organicky and market-inspired. [PLYWOOD]

11) Prospect Heights: Among the fall openings listed on The Strong Buzz is Piquant, a southwestern restaurant helmed by Texas chef David Sharp (Iguana, Mustang Grill, Vida). Their words: "At Piquant, Chef Sharp offers his guests a variety of culinary options, all culminating in a sensory stimulation of smells, tastes and artistry." [PLYWOOD]
—Gabe Ulla & Matt Duckor

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