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Chez Bibis Burger Bar Coming to Oko Space on Fifth


Oko Frozen Yogurt, which closed down back in November at 152 Fifth Avenue (between Degraw and Douglass), will be replaced by a new restaurant called Chez Bibis Burger Bar. Temporary signage went up on Saturday, when I had a chance to briefly chat with the excited new owners about their plans for the space.

"We'll have great burgers, sandwiches, salads, and wraps, and everything will be very inexpensive," said one owner, who has a background in catering. "You'll come in with some friends, grab a burger and a beer, and be on your merry way."

They also plan to showcase the work of local artists (and will soon be calling for submissions), and hope to be open by April. 

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Why so many burger places? They'll all fail if there's too much competition.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSince1985

Since1985: obvious question, well stated.

Let's just suppose you're going to open a restaurant. Presumably, you're going to do a bit of research. You'll investigate the demographics of the neighborhood, the real estate situation and...your competition.

Then, maybe, you'll come up with a business plan and you'll go to the bank to borrow start-up money. There, a banker will review your plan and your suitability to borrow.

So, at several stages, you're going to come face to face with the fact that your idea to open a burger joint, a bar, a pasta place, a sushi place, a Thai place or, whatever, has a dozen competitors in the 20 block stretch of Fifth (or Seventh) Avenue. And, if your smart, you're going to rethink your concept.

In conclusion, there must be a whole bunch of entrepreneurs who either have their head up their derrieres or think, however grandiose, that they've got the formula to make their concept succeed where others won't.

Time will tell.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbluto

I would pay anything for someone to just open a simple no concept diner. Burgers, breakfast & disco fries. I can't stand the trend towards concept restaurants that are just pizza places, pasta places or burger joints. Folks are fooling nobody.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterT-Spot

Burgers, breakfast, and disco fries: All available at Bark.

We'll see what this place has to offer. We know next to nothing thus far. With Pure putting up some signage, the concepts thus far sound a bit similar, but good, simple food will always be supported.

February 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkPlace

For diners, we have 5th Avenue Diner and Daisey's. Both regular diners with traditional diner fare.

I too don't get this latest obsession with burger places, but, whatever, better than an empty storefront.

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

and yet we have nothing in the way of a California-style burrito joint.

February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Frazier

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