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    Park Slope
    The Burger Bistro and Sebastiano’s Pizza are now open on 5th and 7th avenues, reports Here’s Park Slope. The Burger Bistro (pictured above, via HPS) expanded from Bay Ridge, is very no frills and has a variety of burger combos. Anyone try it out? Elsewhere in the Slope, Moutarde is up for rent, Dizzy’s puts signage up at its second location on 5th and President, and a new thai bistro will open in about a week at the old Mango space.

    Brooklyn Heights
    Brooklyn Heights residents are getting excited for the Le Pain Quotidien, which now has signage up on Montague Street. It should open sometime this spring. Up in Dumbo, DumboNYC files a commercial report for the neighborhood. Some interesting facts: Pete’s Downtown Restaurant is dunzo at One Fulton Street, there are now office spaces at the Vinegar Hill building 231 Front Street, and the Vinegar Hill House continues to work on its all-day cafe next door.

    A bike store is coming to Cobble Hill! PMFA reports that Smith Bike will open at 149 Smith Street, on the corner of Bergen. It’ll sell bikes, offer repairs, and eventually do rentals. It looks like it may be related to Prospect Height’s bike shop Brooklyn Bike and Board. Brokerage firm Modern Spaces expands from Queens into the commercial space at the Egde in Williamsburg, along with Sweetleaf Coffee Shop, a popular Long Island City cafe who will share the space. A Nathan’s Gift Shop is in the works and set to open at the end of this month in Coney Island, reports Amusing the Zillion. The Cortelyou Library reopened this Monday in Ditmas Park after months of renovations. Finally a space on Nostrand Avenue in Sheepshead Bay slated to be a Starbucks drive-through will actually be a Popeye’s Chicken.

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