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Neighborhood Newbies: Joyful Nail, Bistro Cafe & Grill

Bistro Cafe and Grill and Joyful NailStephen Rex Brown The scenes at Bistro Cafe & Grill and Joyful Nail, both of which opened today.

As The Local predicted yesterday, the Bistro Cafe & Grill is now open and serving a wide range of deli fare, plus gyros, kebabs, falafel and hummus. The new eatery at First Avenue and East Second Street is owned by the same folks behind Tompkins Finest Deli. And just a block away at 35 Avenue A, Joyful Nail also opened today. It’s the second nail salon to open in recent weeks. See what they’re offering below. See the menus for both…

Angelina Cafe Maybe Moving Across the Street

UntitledSuzanne Rozdeba Construction workers at the space eyed by the owner of Angelina Cafe.

The owner of Angelina Cafe, Rafik Bouzgarrou, is considering crossing the street to new digs.

UntitledSuxanne Rozdeba

A construction worker renovating the interior of 37 Avenue A (just next door to Essex Card Shop) told a tipster that the small restaurant was moving in. Reached by telephone, Mr. Bouzgarrou made it clear he would rather not be talking about the possibility of a new location.

“It’s not a sure thing,” he said. “A deal is not done. Please don’t ruin it.”

Meanwhile, construction workers at a salon slated to open next door to the possible Angelina location — that’s a busy block! — say that Joyful Nail should be open in about a week.