Open and Shut


Sunset Park
As Grub Street points out, Jaguars 3, the jungle-themed nightclub in Sunset Park, is opening today. The restaurant opens first, then the bar, then the nightclub is expected to make its debut in March. The restaurant will serve Italian food. We toured the place last year and it was chock full of animal displays, palm trees, and what Grub Street calls “safari chic design.” Photo by Jaguar 3 via Grub Street.

Park Slope
More details have emerged on Dale Talde’s expansion into the old Aunt Suzie’s place, which should be “real, real casual” with cheap American bar food. It’s also “mullet friendly,” although we couldn’t tell you how many mullets you’d find around Park Slope. Here’s Park Slope suspects that the Puerto Rican restaurant on 5th Avenue El Sitio Borinquen is closed. He also wonders if MIX, the new restaurant in place of Barrio, has closed only after a month in biz. Signage went up on the forever-empty storefront at 7th Avenue and 14th Street that makes it seem like the place will sell bathroom supplies. Flatbush’s Parkside Diner, closed by the DOH, is reopening with new ownership, although it will remain a Greek diner.

Elsewhere
A food truck festival is in the possible works for Coney Island, reports Amusing the Zillion. The Red Hook Food Vendors are concerned by a new Parks Dept. regulation that gives preference to youth leagues for field permits, meaning the adult soccer leagues may have to move elsewhere. Manhattan restaurant Desnuda is expanding to Williamsburg as Desnuda Cevicheria at 221 South 1st Street. Williamsburg’s also getting a sewing and crafts store, sports lounge, and an eastern seaboard-style restaurant called Extra Fancy.

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