Looks Like Umami Burger Is Headed to Greenwich Village [Updated]

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We're still waiting on an In-N-Out, but Los Angeles chain Umami Burger's NYC plans are starting to take shape: Tonight's CB2 Manhattan SLA Licensing committee agenda includes the appearance of an entity called Village Eats 10011, LLC, which will be doing business as none other than Umami Burger. The restaurant is listed as being located at the bi-level space at 432 Sixth Avenue* in Greenwich Village, most recently home to sushi spot Amber.

Founder Adam Fleischman told us last summer that the restaurant was targeting a "late 2012" opening; in March, he told Bloomberg Businessweek plans were moving ahead for a less-sceney New York debut.

For the uninitiated: Umami Burger's entry-level offering is served on toasted brioche and topped with crisp Parmesan, oven-roasted tomato, caramelized onion, and grilled shiitakes — all engineered to maximize that fabled amino tang that has been scientifically proven to make tastebuds explode.

Update: A rep for the chain tells us that the Sixth Avenue location "is one of many locations we are considering," but says nothing is set in stone just yet.

*This post has been corrected to show that the address in question is 432 Sixth Avenue, not 632.

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Earlier: Umami Burger New York Slated for ‘Late 2012’