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A Breakfast Sandwich-Only Shop, an Indian Chain from Texas, and More Coming Soon

Welcome to the weekly Plywood Report. Coming soon: A beer bar on Columbia Street, Indian fusion in Nomad, and a lot of breakfast sandwiches in Chelsea.

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Chelsea: King of hangover foods, the bacon, egg, and cheese is finally getting its own dedicated shop (just what New York always wanted) at 148 8th Avenue. BEC will offer traditional breakfast sandwiches along with options like the "spicy Spaniard" which has manchego and Serrano ham, and the "Greeky Roman," with lamb sausage and feta. Expect an opening sometime this spring, and be prepared to pay more than at your average bodega. [DNAinfo]

Hop Shop

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Columbia Waterfront: A bar called The Hop Shop, which plans to offer 14 beers on tap and 100 beers by the bottle, is moving in next door to Pok Pok at 121 Columbia Street. According to its Facebook page, the bar is all ready to go, and is just awaiting permits from the Department of Buildings, so expect an opening soon. [PLYWOOD]

East Village: Washington Heights Spanish restaurant Marcha Cocina is applying for a liquor license for the old Cafe Cambodge/Arcane space. Hopefully, it will have better luck. Cafe Cambodge was seized by the marshals after only 10 months.  [EV Grieve]

East Village: Destination Bar shuttered last weekend, but when the new owners — who also run Local 138 and Iggy's Keltic Lounge — reopen they will be keeping the name, and all of the assets. Let's just call it Destination Bar 2.0. [EV Grieve]

Union Square: Mi Garba, which makes prepared Tuscan food for European supermarkets, is opening a 10 table restaurant at 129 4th Avenue. The space will also sell meals and wine to go, not to mention custom-made clothing. [NY Post]

Lower East Side: Empanada Mama, which was forced out by the massive development on East Houston near Katz's, is relocating to the old Sorella space at 95 Allen Street. [Lo Down]

Nomad: Texas-based Indian fusion restaurant Pondicheri is opening its first new York outpost at 15 west 27th Street. The menu in Texas offers Indian breakfast, and a large selection of thalis alongside burgers. [Commercial Observer]

Park Slope: Local bakery Buttermilk Bakeshop is opening a second location in the old Trois Pommes. In addition to operating as a bakery, the team will offer cooking classes. [Here's Park Slope]