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A Plywood Fortress Surrounds Suffolk Arms; Gentleman Farmer Fort Greene Coming Soon

Plus many more new restaurants in the works all over the city.

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Lower East Side: The Queen's Kickshaw team is spending a lot of time on Orchard Street these days as they build out their cider bar Wassail. A peek inside the space (above) from their Facebook page shows the framework of a bar, but still a lot of work to do. [PLYWOOD]

Fort Greene: The Lower East Side's Gentleman Farmer is expanding to Brooklyn, taking over Huey's Chueys candy shop at 378 Myrtle Avenue. Expect traditional French fare with some local ingredients mixed in. The menu isn't out yet, but curried snails, bison tartare and frogs' legs will be available when the restaurant opens next month. [DNAinfo]

Lower East Side: A fortress of plywood is up around Suffolk Arms, the cocktail bar coming from Golden Cadillac and PKNY alum Giuseppe Gonzalez. The bar, at 269 E. Houston will have an British pub meets New York feel to it. [EVGrieve]

Alphabet City: A new restaurant called Oyster City LLC is applying for a beer and liquor license for the old Sliders space at 647 East 11th Street. The name on the application is Reed Adelson, who happens to be the assistant general manager at Locanda Verde. [EVGrieve]

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Greenwich Village: Matthew Piacentini, the former owner of The Beagle is opening a subterranean bar at 116 MacDougal called The Up & Up. The cocktail menu includes eight house concoctions, including the Foster Avenue (Glenmorangie Scotch and honeydew melon). The menu will rotate seasonally. Expect an opening sometime next month. [PLYWOOD]

Flatiron: Brooklyn Roasting Company is opening its first Manhattan outpost at 50 West 23rd Street. The building is being repositioned, so the cafe likely won't open for at least a few months. [PLYWOOD]

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Greg Morabito

Midtown: A restaurant called Savour Sichuan is getting ready to open in the old China Sun space at 108 West 39th Street. Paper is up in the windows, but owners have been trying out a new neon sign, so the restaurant is likely to open soon. [Eater Forums]

Midtown West: Middle Eastern chainlet Nanoosh will bring its hummus to 469 Seventh Avenue this spring, offering a solid new dining option near Penn Station. [PLYWOOD]

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Courtesy of Gingersnap's Organic

West Village: Juicery and healthy food shop Gingersnap's Organic is moving west to 113 West 10th Street. The new space, which will open later this month, is double the size of the original. A new menu includes coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company with house-made almond milk and hot food options in quinoa porridge with apples and cinnamon, and cauliflower "cream" soup. [PLYWOOD]

Greenwich Village: Astoria panini spot Il Bambino is opening an outpost at 48 West 8th Street. The new location will have a similar menu to the original — lots of crostini and panini — plus beer and wine, and brunch offerings like an egg planini. After a couple of delays, the team hopes to open this spring. [DNAinfo]

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Kat Odell

West Village: Photos of the namesake Belgian pastry, merveilleux (whipped cream filled merinques) are up in the windows at Aux Merveilleux de Fred at 37th 8th Avenue. The shop is expected to open any day now. [PLYWOOD]

Inwood: Coffeed will take over the operations at the New Leaf dining and event space in Fort Tyron Park, reopening this spring. The new owners hope to rehire much of the old staff, and plan to give the menu a refresh with ingredients from Brooklyn Grange and a less expensive price point. [DNAinfo]

East Village: Paperwork is filed with CB3 for Villa Cemita Inc., a 20-seat restaurant serving "Puebla/Mexican food," including breakfast. The application is for the old Native Bean space at 50 Avenue A. [EV Grieve]

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