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Rachel's Taqueria Opening Tortillas; Mah-Ze-Dahr's Brick and Mortar Home

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Rachel's Taqueria is expanding down the block with Tortillas.
Rachel's Taqueria is expanding down the block with Tortillas.
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Park Slope: Mexican restaurant Rachel's Taqueria is taking over a spot just down the block at 412 5th Avenue to open Tortillas. The new spot, which should open in about two weeks, will serve house-made tortillas of course, as well as tacos al pastor, carnitas michoacanas, and napoles, plus daily specials, according to a note in the window. [Park Slope Stoop]

West Village: Umber Ahmad and Shelly Acuña have been planning a brick and mortar location of their popular baking company Mah-Ze-Dahr for sometime now. While it's still not here, there's finally an official address: 28 Greenwich Avenue. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. [GS]

Lincoln Center: D.C. bahn mi shop BONMi is opening its first New York outlet at Fordham's law school, but will offer delivery to non-school neighbors. Expect a late-March opening. [PLYWOOD]

Lower East Side: Cafe/art gallery/hipster haven Whynot Coffee has shuttered and may be on the hunt for a new home. Meanwhile, owner Emil Stepkov is planning to replace the cafe with at 175 Orchard Street with a Japanese restaurant called Sushi Wa, with a full liquor license of course. [BB]

Downtown Brooklyn: A giant sign is up for an IHOP outpost coming to 253 Livingston Street. Another location just down the street shuttered last year, so this is pretty much the replacement IHOP. [Brownstoner]

Astoria: Korean fried chicken chain Bonchon is preparing to open at 25-30 Broadway. The team says on twitter they will be open by spring, whenever that is. [Astorians]

Long Island City: Russian cafe chain Stolle signed a 10 year lease for space in the Falchi building at 31-00 47th Avenue. The space will double as a production facility and cafe. [The Real Deal]

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