Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Italian Restaurant Coming to 34 Columbia Place, Brooklyn Heights

A&G River Deli at 34 Columbia Place and Joralemon has applied for a liquor license for a small Italian restaurant at the site of the old Riverside Deli (on the ground floor of the historic Riverside Apartments). Giovanna Fada, proprietor, runs another establishment on Mott St. in Manhattan.

According to the Ft. Greene blog the restaurant will be open for dinner Monday - Friday, and from 11 a.m. to midnight/1 a.m. on weekends. They're also planning on applying for an outdoor cafe in the future.

According to the Real Deal, the owners have signed a ten year lease.

In April, McBrooklyn reported that many of the retail sites on the ground floor of the complex had been put up for rent. It's long been a mystery as to why the controversial owner of the apartments (the Pinnacle Group) cleared out the retail tenants on the ground floor and left the spaces empty for years.

Meanwhile, the ongoing saga of the planned underground garage at the complex just took another turn.

- Riverside Apartments Gets New Tenant?
- Riverside Apartments Retail, Long Empty, Finally for Rent

Photo by MK Metz

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Anonymous said...


mcbrooklyn said...

Agreed. Got rid of it. (Do they really think people will order their product from a blog comment?)