But it continued to work quietly toward opening: last month, Bay Ridge Odyssey published a photo of the new storefront, with the name spelled out Coney Islandishly in a red carnival-font outline filled in with yellow light bulbs. I heard that the chef was working out a hot dog/sausages menu (including maybe a vegan one? Hipsters!!) Now a website is up, though it just says "coming soon," and a Twitter feed started up, promising it would be open soon. How soon?
"Hopefully by next Friday."
@henrycstewart hopefully by next friday— Lock Yard (@Lock_Yard) September 12, 2013
The bar also released its beer menu, a solid assortment of craft beers local and not, reasonably priced at $6 a pint. And despite initial reports of neighborhood animus, many others are delighted. "I just passed by—the place looks great!" one member of the local community board posted to my Facebook. "Can't wait for it to open!"
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