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Café China Team to Open Williamsburg Sichuan Restaurant This Fall

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It will be a slightly different concept, the owner says

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The Midtown location of Cafe China
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The owners of Midtown’s Café China are bringing their acclaimed Sichuan food to Brooklyn. Husband-wife restaurant team Xian Zhang and Yiming Wang signed a lease last week for a space at 191 Grand St. in Williamsburg, Commercial Observer reports. The couple’s popular original location at 13 East 37th St., which opened in 2011, has earned a Michelin star, and the new location will also serve Sichuan cuisine. But Zhang tells Eater that the menu and restaurant will be slightly different from the Midtown location. "We’re fleshing out the concept right now," he says. The two also own a restaurant in Tribeca called China Blue, which serves food from Shanghai.

According to the Observer, Zhang and Wang signed a ten-year lease on Grand Street, which is good news for Williamsburg residents who will be stranded to the borough come 2019. Café China’s new outpost is expected to open in late fall.

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