(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.