Open and Shut


    Gran Electra, one of the two new restaurants expanding from Brooklyn Height’s Colonie to Dumbo, is open. The focus of the menu is on Mexican street snacks, says Dumbo NYC, like “Oaxacan garnachas, chili-blackened pork spare ribs, tortita de huauzontle, tacos, flautas, quesadillas.” The other restaurant from the Colonie crew, under construction at 1 Main Street, will open in late spring.

    The Wall Street Journal reports on three new retailers for the Edge Condo’s commercial space: A 15,000-square-foot grocery store called Brooklyn Harvest Market, an Italian restaurant/espresso bar/bakery called Fabbrica, and Ride Brooklyn, a bike shop expanding from Park Slope. Eater notes a temporary restaurant called Yuji Ramen at Williamsburg’s Kinfolk Studios, 90 Wythe Avenue. It serves noodle and seafood dishes. And popular brunch spot Five Leaves will expand next door with a Aussie-style meat pie shop, says Grub Street. Over in Greenpoint, Lost New York notices the Mizgalski Funeral Home shuttered and the property is for sale.

    Park Slope
    Where are all the Park Slope video stores? asks FIPS, who chronicles the death of the neighborhood’s video scene. In the old Perch space on 5th Avenue there will be a fancy bakery, reports HPS. One of the pastry chefs tells HPS: “You can expect an eclectic menu filled with classic pastries that we will make in house daily. Staples like croissant, Danish, and tarts are a given, but we also want to have fun and make the food we love to eat.” Badlands Barber and Salon opened on 5th Ave. between Prospect and Park. And the S Club Gym will re-open under new management.

    Frozen yogurt store 16 Handles is coming to 349 Court Street, the former location of Joe’s Diner in Cobble Hill. The Dekalb Market reopens this weekend in Downtown Brooklyn. A Bay Ridge karaoke club on 64th Street may close after a violent fight last summer, among other issues. And a Walgreens on Avenue U in Sheepshead Bay is going to become a Chinese market.

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