Blue Ribbon Sushi merged with neighrboring Blue Ribbon Brasserie in Park Slope last March. Shortly after, we caught wind that Calexico would be taking over the 278 Fifth Ave space. Little has been heard of since, but Here's Park Slope shares news that the Park Slope location with be opening in March.
The Vendley brothers and Peter Oleyer, owners of Calexico, have been busy readying to open their Lower East Side location. They took over the lease at 153 Rivington Street, where seaside surf shack Bondi Road closed at the end of September after opening in 2006. The LES location will be the first Manhattan satellite when it opens in the upcoming weeks, and the Park Slope outpost will mark the fourth brick-and-mortar for the company that started selling California-inspired tacos from a truck in SoHo six years ago. [HPS]