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The retail scene on Eighth Street between Fifth and Sixth Aves in Greenwich Village is on fire! Dish from The Villager: "...new businesses recently opened or soon opening on the block include Littlewater Public House, a raw bar; Cho Cho, an Asian restaurant; Andy’s Chee Pees vintage clothes; Sushi Yawa; Elettaria, an American-style restaurant; da Bhang Cafe, offering desserts, coffee and tea; a State Farm insurance branch; the 8th Street Wine Cellar, a popular wine bar and tapas place; and, last but not least, Cachaca, a Brazilian jazz club drawing top performers. “It’s a whole different mix that I think appeals to a wider group,” [Exec. director of the Village Alliance business improvement district Honi] Klein said of the new businesses. Plus, Staples is coming in on Sixth Ave. in the old Sam Goody’s space..." Klein thinks this is all 'very exciting.' Different strokes for different folks! [Villager]