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Savor Brooklyn to Open by End of October

Slowly but surely, the new Windsor Place cafe is coming together.

Savor Brooklyn, a new Windsor Place cafe more than a year in the making, is slated to open by the end of the month, co-owner Helen Traversi told Patch on Tuesday.

"We're about to open," she said. "It's just taken us a little longer than we hoped."

Setbacks have been par for the course for Savor Brooklyn. Located at 197 Windsor Place, the space has been plagued by poor luck since Traversi and co-owner Richard Degaetano took over the lease in 2011, the most notable example being the epic snow storm that slammed the city that winter, flooding the basement and causing months of delays.

Lately though, the maladies have been more mundane: Issues like getting the gas turned on and having the building inspected by the Department of Health forced Traversi and Degaetano to push back their planned September opening.

A peek through the restaurant's enviable front windows reveals that the place is indeed coming together—an espresso machines stands at the ready, and it's not hard to picture future patrons nibbling locally-sourced salads around the sun-drenched dining area.

The menu itself will change with the season, though soups and salads will be Savor Brooklyn mainstays. Traversi, who will also act as the head chef, said she's particularly excited about a butternut squash soup that will debut when the eatery opens.

Check back with Patch soon for more information on Savor Brooklyn's official opening.

dorkofwindsor October 11, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Looking forward to this space, it looks very cozy and inviting. I'm a little curious, since there looks to be very little seating, is it primarily targeted as a take-out place? Because based on what i see with the rest of WT that serves coffee, people who order $3 in coffee provide little business and take up all the seats for hours. Hope that does not happen here, i'd like these people to stay in business!

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