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A Look Around Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn

Grand Central Oyster Bar opened its first Stateside franchise December 19th. Bruce Fox is in charge of franchising and Jonathan Young, who managed the 101-year-old flagship location in Grand Central, have teamed up to make it happen. The new location, in Park Slope, is in the 5,000-square-foot space that formerly housed Fornino. The Brooklyn location offers 16 to Grand Centrals 32 oyster varieties, but serves most of the same stews and pan roasts, salads, soups, sandwiches, platters and apps. A retail counter (where Fornino's takeout used to be) sells raw and prepared seafood and has ten first-come first-serve bar stools as an homage to the original location. Have a look around..

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Park Slope Oyster Bar Will Be Grand and Centrally Located

News broke at the end of last week that century-old Grand Central Oyster Bar will open an outpost in the former Fornino space in Park Slope. Fornino closed at the beginning of the year and a couple's plans to open a restaurant there fell through after rent was raised and the owner starting looking for golden arches or an equally mindless cash cow to occupy the 256 Fifth Avenue space.

Grand Central Oyster Bar has two locations in Tokyo and one in the Newark Airport. The new project in Park Slope will make the neighborhood one of the city's premiere destinations for oysters and synchs with the neighborhood's quickly changing landscape. Le Pain Quotidien recently opened in the former Moutarde space across the street from Fornino, Calexico will open soon one block south, and barbecue heavyweight Dinosaur Barbecue has hit their stride having opened a month ago a block and a half west (technically Gowanus). From here on out it looks like it's all or nothing for Park Slope. [GTHMST]