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Cafe Shane in Prospect Heights

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Cafe Shane in Prospect Heights

provenself | Aug 26, 2003 12:32 PM

For anyone who's been seeing the "Shane's" awning up on Washington Ave (somewhere between Park and St. John's) and wondering when it's finally going to get around to becoming a restaurant...

So yesterday morning a guy walks up to me and my girlfriend on 7th ave. in Park Slope and gives us some business cards for the place--turns out it's Luther, the owner of sometime-to-be Cafe Shane (Shane's his son). Tells us he's been given the runaround from various city agencies and ran into a huge delay on construction, so in the meantime he went and opened a place in Atlanta. He said the Washington Ave spot (and a sister location on Fulton somewhere, though not sure if it's Ft. Green or the Stuy) is going to be "a cafe with African flair"; he's bringing in a chef from the Ivory Coast for said flair (along with offering crepes and other traditional 'cafe fare,' i suppose). He seemed genuinely nice, and genuinely excited about the place. Not sure exactly when it's supposed to open, but it does represent the potential of a long-overlooked thoroughfare. could be a welcome addition to Tom's, Island Spice, and the roti spot down near Bergen.

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