A trio of takeout joints are coming to the new building on the corner of Grand and Berry in Williamsburg, and at least two of them will be familiar to East Villagers.
Oaxaca Taqueria is opening its sixth location at 130 Grand Street, and the owners of Minca Ramen Factory — whose pork fat David Cross once compared to “angel’s ejaculate” — are opening a place a couple doors down. In between them will be a brick-oven pizzeria.
David Schneider, owner of Oaxaca, tells us the latest outpost of his grab-and-go taqueria should open within the next couple of months, with the same menu and concept as the ones in the East and West Villages, Bed-Stuy, Park Slope, and Upper West Side. (Yet another location is coming to 44th Street and Ninth Avenue.) This outpost, however, is expected to offer beer and wine.
Schneider said he’d been looking in Williamsburg for two years before he signed a 10-year lease earlier this month. “Some of the landlords over there are difficult to deal with — they didn’t want to give long leases or they were asking too much rent,” he said, later adding, “Especially in Brooklyn, the fringe areas tend to be harder to deal with because the landlords are trying to figure out what’s going to happen longterm.”
An employee at Minca’s sister restaurant, Kambi Ramen House, confirmed their Williamsburg spot would open “soon” but declined to give further details.