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    Coney Island
    Is a Hooters coming to Coney Island? The Brooklyn Daily reports that two national chains will move into a new building going up on Surf Avenue. The chains won’t be revealed until January, but the broker said that “Hooters is an ideal fit for Coney Island. It’s a sure winner: you’ve got the stadium there, you’ve got the beach, you’ve got the amusement park.”

    Greenpoint coffee shop Grady’s Cold Crew opened up a cart on North 15th between Berry and Wythe. It’s only two bucks for a cup of iced coffee. Another coffee cafe, called Pudge Knuckles, opened at 184 Kent Avenue. The Ides, the rooftop bar at The Wythe Hotel, is now open seven days a week. Finally an auto racing design and consulting company is building a machine shop on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg.

    Park Slope
    The NY Times covers newly opened Du Jour Bakery, making lots of desserts and some savory items, at 365 Fifth Avenue. Here’s Park Slope writes that a “bookstore, reading club, mini-gallery, and community space” will open in October on Eighth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets. And more pizza is coming to the old pizza spot on 5th Avenue.

    Juice Pedlar, a bike shop and juice bar, opened at 154 Prospect Park Southwest in Windsor Terrace, the old Lonleyville coffee shop space. The Lower East Side grilled-cheese shop Little Muenster will open a takeout window at 145 Front Street in Dumbo this September. Night of the Cookers, planning to close in a month to make way for the Greene Grape Provisions, closed down early in Fort Greene.
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