Walked by the old Tavern on Dean space on Underhill and Dean today and saw people working. The new place will be an American-style bistro called "Dean Street," the brainchild of a pair of longtime Brooklynintes, Rob Gelardi and John Longo, with a kitchen headed by former Spotted Pig chef Nate Smith. No word on an opening date, but they've written a very enthusiastic intro at their website.
Incidentally, Prospect Heights Patch picked this up at a Community Board meeting back in October, but I complete missed this (I've also missed their site, which is now on the blogroll).
Also, don't forget karaoke at Franklin Park tomorrow night (details below)!