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Mar 25, 2009 02:58 PM

Court Street Happenings

Was walking down Court today and noticed:

- The old cafe Carciofo space looks closer to opening. There's lots of work permits in the window and a notice of application for a liquor license.

- The old Mirium space is being gutted.

- The old Lobo space has work permits in the windows.

- Peaked into the Frank's new coffee venture at the corner of Warren and it looks nice. Should have asked if they have wi-fi while I was there. Anyone know?

I've got to say, I'm pretty surprised to see so much activity, especially if these all end up being restaurants.

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  1. The coffee place on the corner of Warren and Court is freaking fantastic -- the best in the neighborhood by several measures. The baristas know how to pull a good shot and the beans are fresh and really high quality (stumptown). I can't recommend this place enough. I'm not 100% sure, but I think I saw a sign saying they have free wi-fi.

    One item to add to your list: that very dramatic new space being constructed on Baltic St, just east of Court is also slated to be a restaurant according to the permits. It's a large double-height room with a full wall of glass in front. Whatever it is, it looks like it'll be a very attractive place. Anyone have the scoop?

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    1. re: oolah

      Agreed. I loved the latte I got and the barista did some nice art on top of it!

    2. Anyone know if the new Franks coffee place sells Stumptown beans?

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      1. re: Larry Brooks

        Yes, they do. Varieties available include Ethiopia, Sumatra, and a blend called Hair Bender. There's other stuff too, but those are the ones I remember.