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Po Brooklyn--Visible Progress

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Marion Morgenthal May 28, 2007 01:26 PM

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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    Nehna Jun 13, 2007 02:23 PM

    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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      billyc Jun 14, 2007 10:24 AM

      Anyone have the phone number?

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        bhill Jun 14, 2007 12:43 PM

        Ah that google... so helpful sometimes.

        http://porestaurant.com/main/contact.php

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          greenermjr Jun 14, 2007 04:47 PM

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

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      rosswords Jun 12, 2007 07:56 PM

      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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        Bob Martinez Jun 13, 2007 09:46 AM

        "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.

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          Larry Brooks Jun 13, 2007 10:02 AM

          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.

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        ab12 Jun 6, 2007 06:36 AM

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

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          bhill Jun 12, 2007 04:26 PM

          Thursday!

          http://gowanuslounge.blogspot.com/200...

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