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Moroccan Café and Wine Bar Coming to Washington Avenue

Cafe and wine bar to fill the long-vacant storefront at 708 Washington Avenue.

  Another vacant storefront on Washington Avenue has a tenant! A cafe is slated to open at 708 Washington Ave., between St. Marks and Prospect, the Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association confirms. According to a post on Brooklynian, the cafe is going to be Morrocan, and also serve as a wine bar.   The café – tentatively titled Kimia, an Old Persian word for “elixir” – is slated to open in September or October if all goes according to plan, says the post. In the mornings, Kimia will serve coffee, but the owners plan to transition into a low-key wine bar and small restaurant by evening, according to Brooklynian. The storefront, which is between and , has been empty for at least 18 months. The last tenant was Woman Up!, which sold uniforms and construction worker clothing (apparently for women), said Rebeca Ramirez of WAPHA.  The cafe is one more than a dozen new businesses that have opened on the strip in the past two years.

Chanelle Dorsett, owner of Idalias Salon across the street, said she was pleased to see even more variety come to the strip. "My clients and I we kind of get bored eating the same over and over," she said. "These are all wonderful additions". This is the second wine bar coming to the area. Cork, a wine and tapas bar at 659 Vanderbilt Ave., bet. Prospect and Park, . 
Michelle June 19, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Sounds like a fun place def worth trying out!
Lori Heddinger June 20, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Oh good, yet another bar. Geez, no one will die of thirst in this neighborhood.

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