Brother Jimmy’s BBQ is looking to open a location in Midtown. Spoon City has opened on Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets and claims to use the same custard as Shake Shack. The Sweet Treats truck has secured a spot on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Scottish gastropub Highlands is coming to the former P*ONG space at 50 West 10th Street.Van Leeuwen has added a mobile cart to its fleet at Second Avenue and 10th Street. Marc Jacobs may open a sixth West Village location at 400 Bleecker Street in the Biography Book Shop space. A new deli is coming to Houston Street between avenues A and B. Diablo Royale will open in the former Starlite Lounge space at 167 Avenue A in mid-August. Vietnamese beer garden Bia Garden is slated to open at 154 Orchard Street within the next month. Organika is expected to open at Seventh Avenue and Barrow Street. Italian restaurant chain Vapiano is coming to an unspecified location in Lower Manhattan. The Event Space at 122 West 26th Street will reopen as a restaurant.
Outside of Manhattan, Uncle Louie G’s is opening a Staten Island location on Page Avenue near Ambrose Road. Applebee’s is opening two Bronx locations, one at 440 East Fordham Road and the other in the Bronx Terminal Market at 610 Exterior Street.
In Brooklyn, Yogurtberry has opened on Bedford Avenue between North 5th and North 6th streets in Williamsburg. Third Man Records is set to open a pop-up store at 131 Chrystie Street July 16 and 17 on the Lower East Side. Hana Food Corp will open a second location near the Jefferson Avenue subway stop on Wyckoff Street in Bushwick. Canadian eatery Mile End is coming to Hoyt Street in Boerum Hill. In Carroll Gardens, Eton II will open in the former Sheesha space on Sackett and Smith streets.
Amid these openings, Lucali at 575 Henry Street in Carroll Gardens is temporarily closed due to an oven fire. NYC ICY may not return to Ditmas Park next year. Australian Homemade ice cream shop and candy store on St. Marks Place near Avenue A has been seized by the landlords. Munchies at 170 Essex Street on the Lower East Side has temporarily closed to attend to “unforeseen maintenance.” TRD