The Day | Caracas Owner Over the East Village

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Good morning, East Village.

Maribel Araujo, the Venezuelan restaurateur behind Caracas, has found inspiration in the Rockaways, where she has opened a new outpost on the boardwalk. “I don’t find the East Village and Williamsburg interesting anymore,” she tells The Daily News. “The people here are for real. They’re all characters.”

East Ninth Street jewelry shop Verameat just opened an outpost in Willamsburg (just like every other business, it seems), according to Racked.

EV Grieve has a thorough roundup of all the new developments and openings and closings on Avenue B.

And Paper has a few details on another one of the changes bound for Avenue B: Pouring Ribbons between 13th and 14th Streets. In an interview, American Bartender of the Year Joaquín Simó says that the name refers “to that moment of anticipation when your cocktail is ready and poured from a mixing vessel, the aerodynamic way it spirals down into the glass.” Tomorrow is his final day at Death & Co.

Brooklyn Daily brings word that The Public Theater will perform “Richard III” for troops stationed at Fort Hamilton Army base.

The Times gives the relatively new Lower East Side performance space Spectrum a shout-out, noting that other avant garde institutions “have decamped to bigger homes and better deals in Brooklyn, gambling that loyal audiences would follow.”

Cleo Wade, the in-house stylist at Alice + Olivia, a boutique near Times Square, tells Racked she’s a big fan of Katinka on East Ninth Street. “If you have even a hint of a bohemian/gypsy feel to your style, I promise you will fall in love. My friends and I bought a bunch of massive scarves from Katinka the other weekend and built a tent in my apartment. It was kind of a ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ moment, but with booze.”

And The Indypendent has a thorough, if a little tardy, roundup of the goings-on at the CBGB Festival.