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Habana Outpost Reopening Signals the Start of Spring in Fort Greene

By Janet Upadhye | April 16, 2015 12:20pm | Updated on April 17, 2015 5:46pm
 The popular outdoor eatery will open for the season on April 18.
The popular outdoor eatery will open for the season on April 18.
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Habana Outpost

FORT GREENE — It's a taste of spring.

Habana Outpost, Fort Greene's popular outdoor eating spot, is set to reopen its doors for the season beginning on April 18 — with smoothies, face painting and activities for children.

The Cuban/Mexican eatery closes its doors during the winter season and reopens each year amid much fanfare from locals — many of whom consider the spot a symbol of warm weather, cold drinks and sunshine.

"We are all about vibes so we like to keep it warm and sunny," said Alena Marajh who works at the restaurant. "Nothing wrong with making people wait for the weather — the colors of the eatery put you in a beautiful, wonderful mood."

"The vibration of Fort Greene surges when Habana reopens," she said.

Patrons, locals and visitors agreed.

"It's not summer until you have a frozen marg at habana outpost," Gastro Chic tweeted.

"When I think of summer in Brooklyn, I think of Habana Outpost," supremeuser02 wrote on a NY Mag review of the restaurant. "Everyone's in a great mood, the sun is almost always shining, bikes and style and youth surround you."

Habana Outpost, at 757 Fulton St., reopens April 18 at 11 a.m.

The grand re-opening celebration will include a "Kid's Corner" where children can do arts and crafts, fresh smoothies, a talk about composting and recycling, face painting and more.