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Checking in on Caramello, Coming to 179 Fifth Avenue

It's been a few months since we broke the news that the space last occupied by Patio Lounge, on Fifth between Lincoln and Berkeley, would next be home to Caramello, an Italian cafe and bakery. Here's a peek inside; there's still a ways to go construction-wise but the marble counter and display case has been installed. From what I can gather we've still got one really exciting opening to look forward to.

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"Giovanni's Brooklyn Eats" Coming to Eighth and Prospect

A new cafe called Giovanni's is coming to the corner of Eighth Avenue and Prospect Avenue, directly across the street from Gialeti's Cafe.

The owner wasn't present the couple times I dropped by, but you can tell that it'll most likely be a simple cafe. They've added floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides to allow in lots of natural light, as well as wooden flooring. That name is pretty intriguing, though, so we could be in for a pleasant surprise here.

A worker in the space told me that the owner isn't involved with any other restaurants in the city.


Thrift Store in the Works on Sixth Street

I'd been keeping my eye on this place for a while, so many thanks to a tipster for forwarding along the info that it's a thrift store that's heading to the storefront on Sixth Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, right next to Chip Shop's takeaway window. Looks like it'll be a homey space, judging from this peek inside.


Key Foods Moving into OTB Space on Fifth Avenue

It's official: after a lengthy renovation, the next tenant to take over the space that was last home to the Off-Track Betting parlor on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 12th Street will be a Key Food franchise.

Since the Associated on Fifth and 17th burned down last November, the South Slope has been seriously in need of a proper supermarket. A Key Food rep who was standing in front of the space, which was completely gutted and fitted with a shiny new glass facade, confirmed that even though the space is smaller than your average supermarket, it will be stocked with all the staples and have a "gourmet" twist.

Like the one up on Flatbush near Sterling, this market will take the name of the franchise owners, and will be called Joe, Brad, and Joseph's Key Foods.


Ricky's Halloween Superstore Popping Up in Blockbuster Space

Around this time every year, Ricky's swoops in and takes over a couple empty storefronts that are large enough to accommodate a Halloween emporium, full of costumes, accessories, and basicaly everything but the candy.

This year, it appears as if one will be popping up in the space that was last home to Blockbuster Video, at 550 Fifth Avenue (on the corner of 15th Street). The video store closed in April and has been empty every since.

As Halloween is only 39 days away, something tells me that they'll be opening any day now.