Hope everyone's staying cool!
Monday brought news that Fresh on Fifth, the women's boutique down on Fifth between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets, would be closing up shop in August First.
On Tuesday, the news spread that the long-vacant space that was last home to Hollywood Video, on the corner of Fifth Ave and Eighth Street, would be a Citibank. Good if you have an account there, but not for much else. I also snuck the first peek into the completed Bare Burger, coming soon to Seventh and First.
Wednesday confirmed that the wine bar from the owner of Miriam had indeed opened, on Fifth between St. Marks and Warren. Also, the space last home to Park Slope Restaurant, on Fifth between 11th and 12th, will be replaced by either a French or Italian restaurant. Finally, I took a look into the reason behind the renaming of 11th between 7th and 8th.
At long last, the neighborhood's first high-end cocktail bar opened Wednesday night, and it's certainly worth a visit. A van also crashed head-on into a FedEx truck on Seventh Avenue and First Street at about 3 PM on Thursday, resulting in multiple injuries.
And on Friday, I broke the news that the space last occupied by Patio Lounge, on Fifth between Berkeley and Lincoln, will soon be home to an Italian cafe and bakery. Also, what's the deal was with all those "Ron Paul Illuminati" signs sprouting up in the North Slope?