Open and Shut


Prospect Heights
In Prospect Heights, neighborhood favorite James started offering lunch Tuesdays through Fridays last week. The menu is very vegetarian-friendly. Inset, above, a baked herbed polenta with cheddar, duck eggs and melted cherry tomato that’s on offer.

Carroll Gardens
Pardon Me for Asking wonders if the owner of Green Onion Children’s Store walked away from the business, leaving it fully stocked. Middle Eastern eatery Levant is opening in Palmyra’s place at 316 Court Street, hopefully by the end of this month. And Kosher eatery Olga’s on 5th will be replaced by HBH, which sells smoked meats and gourmet sandwiches.

Park Slope
What’s up with Lucky Lou’s Cafe and Grill, wondering FIPS. Pinkberry will open this summer at 161 Seventh Avenue, near Garfield Place. A medical center is moving into the old Jennifer Convertible’s space on 5th Avenue, Mezcal’s (also on 5th) reopened after a brief closure, and Chinese restaurant Red Hot II reopened after being shuttered by the DOH.

Elsewhere
Prospect Restaurant will open at 773 Fulton Street in Fort Greene in July and serve local, fresh ingredients. The Gallery restaurant in Dumbo, at the cursed space on Jay Street, is closed temporarily. Steve’s New Grill House made a comeback on the Coney Island Boardwalk, the biz was one of the “Coney Island Eight” evicted by Zamperla. Popup shop Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply is now in Greenpoint and sells urban farming supplies. Finally, Rough Trade NYC will open a record store (with a live performance area) in Williamsburg.

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