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Tygershark Will Serve Fish in Prospect Heights; Silan Cafe Will Bake Without Sugar in the EV

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Prospect Heights: A seafood restaurant called Tygershark is moving into 581 Vanderbilt Avenue. Owner Doug Hwang comes from a family that works in the fish business. The project still needs approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission but Hwang plans to open in the spring of 2015. [DNAinfo]

Astoria: Bareburger is opening what the team calls a "new concept" in the old Athens Cafe space. No word yet on what that concept will be, but Bareburger will continue to operate its nearby outpost on 31st Avenue, so perhaps the new restaurant will be burger-less. [We Heart Astoria]

East Village: A coffee shop and bakery called Silan is coming to 280 East 10th Street. The project, which will offer baked goods made with natural sweeteners like silan (a Middle Eastern date paste), comes from a former manager of Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop. According to Bowery Boogie, the shop is mostly in order, but the owners are still waiting on Con Ed. There are plans to add a beer and wine license, too. [BB]

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