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Streets BK will Unleash Global Street Food on the 'Burg; Branch Ofc. Goes Vintage in Crown Heights

Plus, many more restaurants underway across the boroughs.

Greg Morabito

Williamsburg: Signage is up for a place called Streets BK just down the street from Diner at 53 Broadway. The website's pretty bare bones for the moment, but the Instagram account promises "a new street food concept coming soon." [PLYWOOD]

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Crown Heights: Hanson Dry co-owner and Franklin Park vet Christopher Buckley is opening the 1950's-inspired bar Branch Ofc. The space is decked out with a vintage cash register, family photos that were taken during WWII, and an old pinball machine. House cocktails include the eponymous Branch Ofc. with Jameson, lime and bitters, and Vero Beach Fizz with rum, grapefruit, and ginger. There's a big outdoor space for when the weather turns warm again. Expect an opening later this month at 225 Rogers Avenue. [PLYWOOD]

Williamsburg: Eleven Madison Park vet Erik Ramirez is traveling to Peru sometime soon to do research for his upcoming restaurant Llama Inn. He's reportedly spending time with Peruvian culinary mastermind Gastón Acurio and developing his take on Tiradito, a Peruvian ceviche. The restaurant will open in a space at 50 Withers Street. [GS]

Fort Greene: After struggling to score a liquor license for a spot in Prospect Heights, Josh Ellis, Jake Trebach, and Matt Volner, who own Park Slope's Uncle Barry's, are building out their new bar, called Moot Bar at 579 Myrtle. Expect an opening sometime later this month. [Fort Greene Focus]


Nick Solares

Murray Hill: Wood fired pizzeria Patrizia's of Brooklyn is moving into the old Grimaldi's space at 462 2nd Avenue. [PLYWOOD]

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Nick Solares

Chelsea: Butcher paper and a sign is up for a gelateria called Gelato Gusto, coming to the old Three tarts space at 164 9th Avenue. [PLYWOOD]

Lower East Side: Sam's Spring Roll, which of course specializes in all things bundled and fried, is vying for a liquor license for 23 Essex Street, which has been home to several ventures in the last couple of years. [BB]

East Village: Fast casual dumpling spot DumplingCo. is moving into the old Shima space at 188 2nd Avenue, just down the street from Mimi Cheng's. The construction team was recently spotted gutting the space, so expect those dumplings no earlier than the beginning of 2015. [EV Grieve]

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Sonia Chopra

East Village: The West Village-based Golden Crepes is expanding eastward to 82 2nd Avenue. There's a giant sign outside that simply says "coming soon." The original location offers 20 crepes, of both the savory and sweet variety. There's also a gluten free crepe option. [PLYWOOD]

East Village: Bun and rice spot Jum Mum closed last month at 5 St. Mark's Place, but according to EV Grieve, the team will return with a new concept. Signage is now up for Spot Dessert Bar, which is owned by the same people, and currently operates an outpost just a couple of doors down. [EV Grieve]

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Nick Solares

East Village: Healthy lunch chain Fresh & Co. is moving into one of the spaces (127 4th Avenue) that Pie Face left behind when it abruptly closed most of its outposts in October. [PLYWOOD]

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