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Signage Goes Up at Rosie's Mexican; Old Pok Pok Phat Thai to Become an Afghan Falafel Joint

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Plus Checkers is opening two locations in the East Village, and Hooters is taking over the Peep World space.

Nick Solares

Lower East Side: The former home of Pok Pok Phat Thai on Rivington Street is covered up with paper, and workers recently told an Eater staffer that an Afghan falafel joint is moving in and opening sometime mid-November. Andy Ricker's pad thai emporium, meanwhile, is spreading its wings at a big new space in Brooklyn[PLYWOOD]

East Village: Signs for Rosie's Mexican and brown paper are up in the windows of what used to be the Greek restaurant Boukiés on 2nd Avenue. Rosie's is a project of Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer, who recently opened Vic's, and Chris Paraskevaides, their partner at Cookshop and Hundred Acres. The menu will be based on Meyer's trips to Mexico. [EV Grieve]

atwood restaurant

Midtown East: Atwood Kitchen & Bar Room is coming to the old Traffic Bar space on 2nd Avenue. The restaurant hasn't released many details, but promises seasonally rotating plates and a "curated" cocktail menu. [PLYWOOD]

Midtown West: The old Peep World space on 33rd Street is keeping its seedy vibe, Hooters is moving in. After two years in the works, the breastaurant (which is only the second of its kind in Manhattan) is slated to open in about a month. [BB]

dig inn

Nomad: An outpost healthy lunch chain Dig Inn is in the works at the corner of 28th and Broadway. [PLYWOOD]

naked dog

Greenpoint: An Italian restaurant called the Naked Dog is coming soon to a space down the street from Achilles Heel on West Street. [PLYWOOD]

East Village: Burger chain Checkers is planning two locations in the neighborhood. A giant sign recently announced the imminent arrival of the 225 1st Avenue location. [EV Grieve]

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