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Colombian Coffee Company Devocion Coming to the 'Burg; Sapporo East Has a New Resident

Plywood is up around town. Here's what's coming soon.

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Williamsburg: Colombian coffee company Devocion is opening a cafe and roasting plant called Botica del Cafe at 69 Grand Street. The beans will be sourced from small farms in Colombia and served both as regular coffee to go and as part of a coffee tasting menu. The space, which formerly housed a meat processing facility, will have 25 seats, a large skylight, and a vertical garden. [PLYWOOD]

Chelsea: Japanese cafe and bakery Harbs is opening its first American outpost on 9th Avenue in the early 20's, reports a tipster. The Japanese outlets carry 18 cakes including a mille crepes cake, a green tea cake, and a sponge cake layered with chestnut cream and topped with almonds. [PLYWOOD]

Chelsea: Swedish cafe chain Fika is working on its sixth location in New York at 16th Street and 6th Avenue. [PLYWOOD]

East Village: The former home of sushi restaurant Sapporo East is being converted into a new restaurant called Berom. The restaurant is still going to be Japanese, but not much else is known about it yet. [PLYWOOD]

West Village: Paper is up in the windows in the old Cafe Henri space, which is being made over into a new location of dessert bar ChikaLicious. The location is the first in a massive expansion plan. [PLYWOOD]

East Village: Parmy's Persian restaurant on 1st Avenue is closed temporarily while it changes around a few things in the space and switches its name to Ravagh Persian Grill, reports EV Grieve. It appears that there may be a new partial owner. The restaurant's website says: "Ravagh Persian Grill! It is such an honor to be joining our Ravagh family to grill up traditional Persian dishes for all to enjoy!" Ravagh, as Ligaya Mishan explained in her Times review, is a mini-chain owned by a relative of Parmy's owner. Expect the revamp to be revealed on Monday. [EV Grieve]

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