Yesterday brought two days that we thought would never come: Bloomberg's successor was elected, and construction finally got underway on Calexico, which has been in the works on Fifth between First and Garfield for about a year and a half.
It was back in May of last year when the team behind Calexico posted a sign in the front window introducing themselves and discussing their plan to bring their unique (and cultishly followed) brand of Cal-Mex cuisine to the neighborhood. Months passed by with no progress, however, and the owners supposedly waited and waited to get renovation permits from the Department of Buildings, co-owner Jesse Vendley told DNAinfo.
All that seems to have been resolved, however, as Park Slope Stoop noticed that a sidewalk shed has gone up around the facade and construction is officially underway. While it's no guarantee that it'll go quickly (O'Connor's got a sidewalk shed too), it's certainly a step in the right direction.
Photo via Park Slope Stoop