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May 28, 2007 01:26 PM

Po Brooklyn--Visible Progress

Just walked by the Smith Street location--looks like the inside is pretty close to finished -- light fixtures/fans are up, and the bar is in place. New wooden front is installed, but no windows yet. And, the Smitty's sign is finally down!

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  1. Any update on Po? Any ideas when they are supposed to open?

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    1. When I passed by this weekend, they told me they were aiming for Wednesday. They told Gowanus Lounge it would be Thursday. So maybe there will be a soft opening on Wednesday and a hard opening on Thursday. Or maybe not.

      One thing is certain. By Friday, it will be impossible to get in.

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      1. re: rosswords

        "One thing is certain. By Friday, it will be impossible to get in."

        And by Saturday they'll be posts on this board saying that there are service issues and the kitchen is inconsistent.

        1. re: Bob Martinez

          I was going to say the same.
          Folks, give them a week, 2 or even a month before they are review ready.

          Then again, I gave Provence en Boite a bad review in their 1st week.
          But they're still clueless and mediocre a year later. So, um never mind.

      2. I called today and spoke to the owner who was very friendly and said that indeed, they're opening friday night night, after a long 8 month wait.

        We booked a table for saturday night and will report back on the 'early' experience. I'm sure there will be kinks to get worked out but I'm excited nonetheless.

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        1. re: Nehna

          Anyone have the phone number?

            1. re: bhill

              I have a reservation for next Friday! Can't wait -- they seemed surprised to be getting the calls so soon.