Thursday, January 10, 2013

More Franklin Restaurant News: 742 Franklin to Serve Italian Cuisine

(742 Franklin - photo via BK to the Fullest)

There's been a lot of chatter about this storefront since it was converted from a residential to a commercial space by MySpaceNYC last year (rent: $7000/month). Reports and suggestions of possible tenants have included everything from a Starbucks to a high-end salon to a cocktail bar, but a resident of the building tells ILFA that the folks who rented the space and asked for a liquor license came around to inform them that they plan to open an Italian restaurant. The place will be "Sicilian style," feature homemade pasta, and be open weeknights until 11pm (back patio until 10pm) and weekends until 2am (serving "light fare" for the last two hours). As of right now, they aim to open May 1st. 

Between this spot, Docklands, Glady's, and the pizza and hummus places, it looks like the three blocks on Franklin between Eastern and Sterling will be getting five new restaurants in the next six months or so, ranging from grab-and-go to date-night (but leaning more toward the latter). 

7 comments:

  1. Enough already with the bar/restaurants! How about something we really could use like a pharmacy? I am still buying shampoo and dental floss near my office in midtown while there will soon be 7 or 8 places to dine out between the subway and my house.

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  2. You might get a pharmacy on the ground floor of the development being built at the corner of EP and Franklin. It should be completed in 2014.

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  3. Uh, there's already two pharmacies on Franklin (one at St. Marks, plus another a block north). Plus, there's a pharmacy on Classon between Park and Prospect.

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  4. Elizabeth might want a big pharmacy and drug store that is open really early until really late. We don't have one of those yet.

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  5. I need drug dealers back on my corner

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  6. Get all the white people out, I will very you the eastern pkwy project will stop the next day.

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  7. Ya know, if you're looking for a big chain drugstore, the Rite Aid on Bedford across from Medgar Evers College (just south of Montgomery) isn't too far from Franklin, and they're open until 10pm.

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