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    Red Hook
    Gothamist runs a serious slideshow of Red Hook newcomer Brooklyn Crab. Looks amazing, but the Yelp reviews aren’t promising. Who’s been? Besides the mini-golf, bocce, and cornhole, there is an extensive bar and seafood menu. Photo by Sam Horine via Gothamist.

    Park Slope
    FIPS takes a peek inside Owl Farm, a beer bar planned for the old Harry Boland’s space. The former Landmark Pub (the much storied bar once open in the rundown townhouse at 7th Avenue and Second Street) may reopen, says the Brooklyn Paper. The owners have put the space up for rent, but this isn’t the first time doing so. HPS reports good news that the Leaf and Bean will reopon close to its old location on 7th Avenue. The Park Florist will shutter at the end of the month after 40 years in biz. Events at Stone Park, the event space off the popular restaurant, opened, and Brooklyn Crepe and Juice is opening soon on Fifth Avenue between Lincoln and Berkeley.

    Sahadis has big expansion plans that should come together this September. The Brooklyn Heights staple will have a broader cheese and deli selection and more varieties of tea and coffee. Crossfit Dumbo had its grand opening party last weekend in, where else, Dumbo. Williamsburg favorite Isa closed down for a few days to much speculation. A cozy Russian cafe called Mazelle is in the works in Bushwick. An outpost of the popular Bensonhurst grocery D. Coluccio and Sons is opening in Bay Ridge. A.L. Coluccio, an Italian grocery store and salumeria, will open on 8613 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. The owner’s family owns D. Coluccio and Sons in Bensonhurst. There will be a small cafe at the front of the new store. And Irwin’s Dry Cleaners shuttered on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park.

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