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Stephen Hanson’s Kibo Will Replace Japonais; Free Hold Steady Show at Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club

Financial District: The Hold Steady will headline a free concert at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club this Saturday (September 17). Concert doors open at 6 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show. You can reserve tickets here. [Grub Street]
Gramercy: Stephen P. Hanson and BR Guest Hospitality, the team behind Ruby Foo's, will open strictly Japanese restaurant Kibo in the space formerly occupied by Japonais. [Diner's Journal/NYT]
Midtown: Bar Basque will welcome Spanish chef Jabier Gartzia as part of its Visiting Chef Series through September 17. His planned menu will include Basque cod, braised farm-raised lamb stuffed with cinnamon apples, and a gel and foam take on the mojito. [Grub Street]

Organic Avenue opened a new location yesterday at 649 Lexington Avenue (between 54th and 55th Streets). It'll be open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. [Grub Street]
Nolita: Le Fooding's Campfire Session is technically sold out, but those desperate to attend can purchase one of the remaining VIP packages for $150. [Eater NY]
West Village: A new bakery is headed to West 8th Street. In a twist on the usual cake/croissant/cookie lineup, Apple Café will offer Gambian treats — most notably the tangy Gambian version of pumpkin tie. [FitR/VV]

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