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New sports bar for 400 Bedford Ave.
New sports bar for 400 Bedford Ave.

1) Williamsburg: A new sports bar is coming to 400 Bedford Ave., just south of the Williamsburg bridge. According to the sign in the window, it will be called Silko Sports Lounge. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

2) Long Island City: Roving photog Will Femia notices a new Peruvian joint is opening in that ring of food around the Citi building. [PLYWOOD]

3) Greenwich Village: Fork in the Road has pictures of not one, but two, new Mexican restaurants that are scheduled to open in 2012. Dorado on 28 East 12th Street will be specializing in quesadillas and tacos while previosuly mentioned Tortaria on 94 University Place will focus on regional comfort food. [PLYWOOD]

4) Upper West Side: A new sign for Fratelli la Bufala went up on Broadway and 76th. Looks like a pizzeria is coming soon. [PLYWOOD]

5) Greenpoint: We're hearing that the girls from Ovenly are opening a storefront on Greenpoint Ave. near the water. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

6) Times Square: Korean coffee chain Caffe Bene is opening their first U.S. location on 49th Street and Broadway reports Midtown Lunch. [PLYWOOD]

7) Greenpoint: While nothing is for certain, Here's Greenpoint speculates that Nassau Wine & Liquors on the corner of Manhattan and Nassau, may be expanding to a full on wine bar. [PLYWOOD]

8) Gramercy: The old Truffle space on 3rd Avenue and 20th Street is being replaced by The Stand, a new comedy club and restaurant reports DNA Info. The street level portion will serve comfort food for lunch and dinner from Seth Levine, the man responsible for the menu at Sons of Essex. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

9) East Village: According to EV Grieve, the space next to left of the old Itzocan Cafe on East 9th Street is being taken over by a Turkish vegetarian chain called Cigkoftem. [PLYWOOD]

—Alexis deBoschnek

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