Open and Shut


Park Slope
Park Slope is getting a BBQ restaurant! Here’s Park Slope reports that the old Mama Rosa space at 669 Union Street (pictured, via HPS) will soon be Fort Reno Provisions. There will be plenty of meat, cocktails and “other sundries.” The restaurant is slated to open in late January. Excited? Bario Plates, which we reported on last week, is now open. HPS writes that an English pub is coming to 5th Ave. between 11th and 12th and Animated Closet, a women’s boutique, closed on Fifth Avenue. FIPS notices that Mezcal’s, the Mexican restaurant on 5th Avenue, is up for sale on Craigslist. And not far off in Gowanus, Gowanus Your Face Off writes that “Juice Haven” is open on 3rd Avenue and Union Street.

Carroll Gardens
NY Times shares details on Arthur, a new restaurant at 276 Smith Street by Chef Joe Isidori, from Brideghampton’s Southfork Kitchen. It will open this spring. The L interviews Kim Ima about opening up a brick-and-mortar Treats Truck at 521 Court Street. The bakery/cafe will open in February or early March.

Williamsburg
Timeout checks out Mercado on Kent, a Spanish market-style restaurant. A philly cheese steak food truck called Phil’s Steaks now graces Bedford Avenue. A New England, eastern seaboard style restaurant/bar named Extra Fancy is coming soon to 205 Metropolitan Avenue, says Here’s Williamsburg. And Evolve, a motor scooter store, is open 155 Grand Street. In case you’re interested, scooter prices start at $2900.

Elsewhere
Grub Street takes the first look at Clinton Hill’s Speedy Romeo, a new wood-fire pizza and Italian joint opening today! opening January 24th. Dumbo NYC shares a Dumbo retail report for this month. And Monte’s Deli and Catering moved into a larger location at 1811 Avenue P, on the corner of McDonald Avenue, in Sheepshead Bay.

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