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    North Brooklyn
    DNAinfo reports that Williamsburg’s popular diner Park Luncheonette will reopen with a liquor licence. A nearby business isn’t thrilled about the possibility that this will worsen “the very big problem here with drinking.” Gothamist tours Burg newbie QI Thai Grill, which serves “modern Bangkok cuisine inspired by the street food stalls of Thailand.” It’s a bi-level, 4,000 square-foot space in a North 9th Street warehouse. High profile chef Paul Liebrandt plans to open The Elm at the King and Grove Hotel in the spring. No details on the type of cuisine. And there are plans for a massive, 452-person techno nightclub called Outpost to come to Wythe Avenue, just down the block from the Wythe Hotel. Photo by DNAinfo.

    Park Slope
    Sweet Treasures Bakery, at 588 5th Avenue, has closed temporarily. And a prepared-foods cafe called Gather will open at the old Uncle Moe’s spot on 7th Avenue. It should be ready for biz later this month.

    Brooklyn Based comes up with an exhaustive list of all the upcoming bars and restaurants to look forward to in 2013. A high-end Italian restaurant will open at 742 Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights. Bareburger filed a liquor licence at 145 Court Street in Cobble Hill. Coney Island‘s famed pizza joint Totonno’s may not be able to reopen after some serious money concerns, due to damage by Hurricane Sandy. And down in Red Hook, Steve’s Key Lime Pies will stay in the neighborhood but move into a much bigger space at 185 Van Dyke Street. After the original location was devastated by Sandy, the owners decided it was time to move.

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