We spotted a fashion boutique open this week in the ground-floor space of condo-turned-rental 9 St. Johns. Here’s Park Slope shares a few details: “There’s no visible name to speak of and no online presence yet (and they weren’t open yesterday at 5), but with an advertised rent of $8K/month, it’s nice to see that it didn’t end up becoming a real estate office or Pearle Vision.” HPS also notes a few openings ’round the neighborhood: sandwich/salad/wrap joint Pure Bistro opened opened on 5th Avenue, near Warren, A Shoe Grows in Brooklyn is open on 7th, fro-yo joint Yogurberry will open this Friday at the corner of 5th and Prospect, and Aarpan Cuisine opened its doors at the old Mezcal’s space on 5th Avenue.
An “artisanal snocone and sweets shop” going by the name of Handsome Dan’s Stand opened in the Williamsburg Mini Mall at 218 Bedford Avenue. Some flavor samples: thyme dream, rose pomegranate, and chili passion fruit. Grubstreet reports that Sweetleaf Coffee, a popular cafe in Long Island City, opened Monday at Kent Avenue and North 6th Street. The owners of the “Bukowski-homage whiskey den Post Office” will open a restaurant/bar at 141 Broadway in the South Burg. The menu will lean toward seafood. And finally the Brooklyn Paper sketches the scene at new bar Tender Trap, 245 South 1st Street between Roebling and Havemeyer streets. Over in Greenpoint, the Pie Corps will sell pie out of a store on Driggs Avenue at the beginning of June.
Eater digs up all the details about the Littleneck expansion in Gowanus. The new place, which will have a more land-based menu that its clam shack counterpart, is called The Pines. It should open early July. Also in Gowanus, GYFA notes that the sports bar 383 Bar and Grill and record store Sector Records have closed. The Irish Pub moving into 139 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights will be called Custom House, says BHB. The tapas bar planned for awhile now by Vanderbilt Avenue’s Plan B, now named Cork will open next month in Prospect Heights.