Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross of Carroll Gardens' collective lunchroom Court Street Grocers are opening an outpost in Greenwich Village this fall. They're getting some help on the project from Sasha Noe, the owner of the 150-year-old Fanelli's Cafe and the owner of the building where Court Street is moving in, reports Grub Street.
The trio plans to keep the space at 540 LaGuardia Place somewhat intact (it was formerly a pottery studio that belonged to Noe's mom) and serve a menu similar to what's available in Brooklyn — including the shop's ever popular breakfast sandwiches and Italian sub, plus a few more veggie options. In the evening, the team plans to offer simple dinners, something they previously tried out in Carroll Gardens. One thing that's new, is the restaurant's liquor offerings, which includes wine and beer from Other Half Brewing, whose founders helped open the first Court Street Grocers. There's talk of egg creams, but nothing's definite on that front, and hopefully the baked goods made by Ross's mom and Finkelstein's dad will be available here as well.
Ross and Finkelstein also announced that they just closed their outpost in Gotham West, leaving them more time to work on the project downtown. That marks four (by Eater's count) vendors to leave the market since it opened less than two years ago, including an outpost of the Brooklyn Kitchen, Jeni's ice cream (which was technically a pop-up), and Little Chef from the Saltie team. No word on who will take over the empty Court Street space.