The Avlee Greek Kitchen on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens has finally opened its doors to the public. The restaurant has been under construction in the former spot of the beloved Joe’s Superette since early summer 2012 and missed the previously promised open date of “Fall 2012,” but the completed storefront and interior look gorgeous. As of 1pm today, when the top photo above was taken, several patrons could be sign trying out the restaurant’s Greek fare.

An official website for Avlee offers no additional information about the menu or hours, although this Time Out NY post gives us a general idea (“moussaka, spanakopita… casual Hellenic favorites, including feta salads, gyros, souvlaki and roasted lamb with potatoes”). Guess we’ll just have to show up and try it out for ourselves.