Lest we forget, we've still got one more high-profile restaurant opening to look forward to before the year is out: the fourth (or fifth, if you count the one on the High Line) outpost of chef Marco Canora's uber-popular "elitist wine bar for everyone" Terroir, coming to the space last occupied by dive bar Great Lakes, on Fifth Avenue and First Street.
Construction has been progressing slowly but surely since kicking off a couple months ago. Tough to see what's going on inside thanks to all that plywood, but there's one difference that's already apparent. Can you spot it? It's the windows on the side of the building: they've been bricked over for years, and recently they've been cut back out to allow some more light into the space.
I've been wonering how they'd handle the rather ramshackle exterior, and am still curious as to whether they'll be giving it a paint job or not; it'll sure be a bold move if they don't.