Dewey Dufresne’s ‘BYGGYZ’ Edges Closer to Opening with New Awning and Neons
In no rush to open, the puzzle pieces are finally coming together for BYGGYZ. The elder Dufresne will soon return to Clinton Street after an extended hiatus.
Still with no concrete opening date, it feels as though BYGGYZ is getting closer. Most obvious are the new orange awning (same color scheme as the bodega predecessor) and neon script signage affixed to the storefront. Plus, Dewey Dufresne has been onsite on a near daily basis readying the sandwich shop. Menus are hanging; supplies are stocked; and sometimes the windows are open long enough for a glimpse.
The interior was retro-fitted back in the spring, when the kitchen equipment was installed and artwork painted onto the walls. A new glass facade also made an appearance.
BYGGYZ has been in the works for several years. The much anticipated eatery was supposed to have opened in summer 2015, itself a bumped timetable from the prior April. Previous reporting indicated that Wylie would help train the new kitchen staff if and when the establishment got going. It’s unclear whether that plan is still in the cards.