Signage is up now for C as in Charlie at 5 Bleecker St. just west of the Bowery.
Childhood friends and hospitality vets David Yun, Steve Choi and Eric Choi are reportedly behind the Korean tapas restaurant that will have a Southern twist, such as Korean fried chicken with collard greens.
For now, there's an Instragram account and a placeholder website for C as in Charlie, which has an August opening date.
The homey Japanese restaurant Bessou closed here last month after six years in business. According to the Bessou Instagram account, the owners couldn't come to terms on a new lease with the landlord.
Meanwhile, nearby, even more brandage arrived for Íxta, the upscale Mexican cantina at 299 Bowery between First Street and Houston... there's a sign above the door as well as an awning noting a mezcal bar ...
Daniel Boulud closed DBGB here in August 2017 after an eight-year run.