The former OTB office at 320 Court Street at Sackett has been empty for quite a few years now. A while back, a French oyster bistro called appropriately "Huitre" was to be occupy the space, but that never happened.
Just recently however, work behind the construction fence has resumed, and at the end of the month, Buschenschank, a South Tyrolian inspired tavern will be opening in the space. It's the latest venture of restaurateur James McGown, already known in the neighborhood for his South Brooklyn Pizzeria at 451 Court Street. Along with Italian/German wines and beer from that region, Buschenschank will be serving stick-to-the-ribs German specialties like Knödels, Wurst and Schinken.
And, according to The Village Voice, weekly music events will focus on German rock and pop bands.
Na dann, liebe Brooklyner, Prost!