When Kate Buenaflor opened Soft Spot in Williamsburg nine years ago, it became a neighborhood bar to a very different kind of neighborhood. "There wasn't a whole lot of things going on," she says. "I shopped at a bodega. Having a bar here back then was so much fun -- there wasn't anyone here. Soft Spot is a reliable, friendly, neihborhood spot. Our early customers were regulars because there was nowhere else to go."
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Since then, she says, she's enjoyed watching the neighborhood change exponentially. Now, she's getting ready to open Kilo Bravo (108 North 10th Street, Brooklyn), a new neighborhood bar, with business partner and friend Richard DeVore, and she hopes it will serve the needs of current Williamsburg denizens.More »