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Sweet Chick Will Cluck Up Max Fish’s Old Place Next Month

The Max Fish space after its last party. (Photo: Anna Silman)

The Max Fish space after its last party. (Photo: Anna Silman)

If yesterday’s news that Max Fish is returning to the Lower East Side via Orchard Street caused you to wonder whattup with its old home on Ludlow, well, we just got the answer: Sweet Chick, the Williamsburg chicken-and-waffles joint, just announced that it’ll open May 7, with its hangover-helping brunch launching that weekend.
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Have a Look at Swallow Cafe’s New Williamsburg Spot

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The Bean isn’t the only cafe expanding into a recently constructed Williamsburg building: Morgan-stop favorite Swallow Cafe opened an outpost at 493 Driggs Avenue last month. This location has the same rustic vibe as the East Williamsburg one, though seating is limited to just a handful of stools. On offer: coffee brewed from Counter Culture beans, a variety of teas, cookies (including some vegan options), pastries, and some wraps and sandwiches. There was a chill Yeasayer vibe going on when we stopped in this weekend. Here’s another look at the space.
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Handsome Dan’s Has Quietly, Colorfully Opened an East Village Candy Shop

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

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Imagine our surprise today when we saw a gleaming new outpost of Williamsburg candy shop Handsome Dan’s occupying the storefront that 30-year-old A-1 Music vacated in January.
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East Village Loses a Sichuan Spot, Gains a Ramen Restaurant

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

While downtown denizens continue to await the opening of Ivan Ramen on Clinton Street (“Oh so soon,” Ivan Orkin tweeted on Friday, “Waiting for mr co[n] ed and then it’s a go!”) a Chinese-Japanese noodle joint has opened to fill the void. Not that there ever was a ramen void in the East Village.
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