• A TGI Friday's and Tim Hortons in Union Square? The Riese Organization, which just acquired the building that once housed Zen Palate, says it will bring the chains to the 'hood if it can't find a higher-paying tenant. Uh oh. [Crain's]
• The Beatrice Inn isn't expected to reopen, but co-owner Paul Sevigny has another venue in the works. He's opening a club/restaurant in SoHo, and this time around it will be located "away from residential areas." [NYT]
• Billy Gilroy (Employees Only, Macao Trading Co.) and photographer Patrick McMullan plan to open East Side Social Club in Midtown in late October. [SB]

• Oceana is now open in its new location, sans a liquor license. [Crain's]
• Former pastry chef Will Goldfarb opened a barbecue truck called Picnick Smoked today. His partner is former 5 Ninth chef Kevin Pomplun. [NYT]
• Speaking of 5 Ninth, it now has a new owner and a new chef. [GS]
Eric Ripert shares details about his new PBS show debuting this fall. [W]
• Did you know Schools Chancellor Joel Klein calls himself a pizza aficionado? He does. And he has some thoughts on what makes for a perfect pie. [NYP]
• Be advised that if you let your child set up a lemonade stand in the park, you (and/or your kid) may get slapped with a ticket by city officials. [NYP]