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1) Lower East Side: Malaysian cuisine is coming back to the space at 49 Canal Street, which used to house Overseas Taste Restaurant. Per Bowery Boogie, the new spot hoping to take over there is called Makan-Lah, which promises tapas-style Malaysian street food. [PRE-PLYWOOD]
2) East Village: The Daily Meal learns that Joe's Pizza, the famed spot at the corner of Greenwich and Carmine streets, is opening a second location in the former Naked Pizza space on 14th Street. No word on opening date. [PRE-PLYWOOD]
3) Soho: Yesterday, news broke that The Cleveland was coming to the former What Happens When space in Soho. Here's some more intel: the chef is Acme and Anella vet Ken Corrow, and Bowery Boogie reports it should open for dinner next week, with brunch and lunch coming in March. [POST-PLYWOOD]
4) West Village: In other pizzeria expansion news, the Long Island spot Pizzetteria Brunetti is eyeing a location in the West Village, according to Grub Street. Team Brunetti is set to appear in front of the CB2 next week to get the liquor license at 626 Hudson?formerly Bistro de la Gare?transferred over. [PRE-PLYWOOD]
5) Lower East Side: Adam Newton, veteran of the shuttered Chelsea restaurant the Carriage House and Fig 19 bartender Jessica Fuller have applied for a liquor license at 155 Rivington St., Bowery Boogie learns. That space was formerly the bar St Jerome's, owned by LES bartender and blogger Luc Carl. [PRE-PLYWOOD]
6) Kip's Bay: An American restaurant called Kipsey's is coming to Kips Bay, per pcvstBee. It's opening in a long-vacant space at 438 Second Ave., at the corner of 25th Street, in "a few weeks." [POST-PLYWOOD]
7) Manhattanville: A quickly-changing stretch of West Harlem that also recently got a popular ramen shop is getting a new sushi spot, writes Harlem Bespoke. [PLYWOOD]