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Mah-Ze-Dahr, La Cornelia, a Nakazawa Project, and More Behind the Plywood

Seven restaurants in the works to know about.

WEST VILLAGE — Signage is up in the window at the first brick and mortar location of Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery. Owner Umber Ahmad has been baking and selling her pastries from one of Tom Colicchio's production kitchens for a few years now and has built something of a cult following. At the cafe, she promises homemade ice cream in flavors like coconut, hand pies filled with pineapple and thyme, coffee from Intelligentsia, and chocolate cream-stuffed choux. 28 Greenwich Avenue. [PLYWOOD]


WEST VILLAGE — The pagoda roofing outside Sushi Mambo is down and the Tacombi team is working hard to open its fourth taqueria, La Cornelia, by the end of the month. The team plans to serve tacos stuffed with suckling pic and cochinita pibil, to drink, there will be Micheladas, sangrias, and hopefully some of the aguas frescas available at their outlet at Fonda Nolita. 255 Bleecker Street. [PLYWOOD]


WEST VILLAGE — The shades are still down at the Sushi Nakazawa spinoff next to Via Carota. The team has been tight lipped about the project, but back in January, owner Alex Borgognone told the local community board that he and chef Daisuke Nakazawa planned to offer a $125 fish (but non-sushi) tasting menu and open a bar/waiting area in the basement. Back in February, the opening looked imminent, but that was clearly not to be. Eater has stopped by the space a few times recently and hasn't seen any work going on, so the project might be stalled. 55 Grove Street. [PLYWOOD]

BUSHWICK — Seattle-based coffee roaster Caffe Vita, which operates a cafe and small roasting plant on the LES, is opening a larger roasting plant and cafe near the Jefferson L stop. Owner Mike McConnell is also the man behind pizza mini-chain Via Tribunali, which closed its only NYC outpost in November, after a two and a half year run. 576 Johnson Avenue. [PLYWOOD]

PARK SLOPE — Ten-Ichi Ramen is hoping to open next month in what used to be the Big Nose Full Body wine shop space. Williamsburg's Ramen Yebisu is also headed to the neighborhood. 382 Seventh Avenue, 52 7th Avenue. [DNAinfo, Previously]

BAYSIDE — The owners of Bourbon Street Cafe are planning to open a bar on their roof. 40-12 Bell Boulevard. [DNAinfo]

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