GREENPOINT — Brooklyn Barge Bar, the floating booze spot, aquatic center, and art gallery is currently bobbing up and down in the East River solo, but it should start welcoming guests sometime soon. 91 West Street. [PLYWOOD]
UPPER WEST SIDE — D.C.-based hit salad mini-chain Sweetgreen is moving into the former home of Fusha West at 311 Amsterdam Avenue. Meanwhile, that restaurant is picking and moving a few blocks north, ditching its name, and planning to reopen as a hibachi and sushi place called Columbus Flame. 100 W 82nd Street. [DNAinfo]
EAST VILLAGE — Bruno Pizza, the long anticipated pizzeria and tasting menu spot from restaurant designer Demian Repucci and the former Box Kite chefs Justin Slojkowski and Dave Gulino, is nearing an opening. Plywood is down and the team is Instagramming its pizza dough recipe testing. 204 East 13th Street. [PLYWOOD]
FORT GREENE — Neighborhood staple The Greene Grape is expanding its mini-empire with an ice cream shop called Greene Grape Scoops. The shop, which should open on June 24, will serve ice cream from several different local producers like Blue Marble, Adirondack Creamery, Ronnybrook and Phin & Phebes Ice Cream. Expect sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, and the like. 680 Fulton Street. [DNAinfo]
EAST VILLAGE — Construction is underway at the downtown outpost of Ditmas Park's Mimi's Hummus. The team is also planning to bring its tahini-enriched bowls of hummus and fluffy pita to UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, just north of Grand Central. 245 East 14th Street. [EV Grieve]
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