PENNY Bridge, a restaurant opened by chef Dan Kluger in January of 2021, will be closing its doors a week from today. Located at street level in the JACX building at the northern end of Jackson Avenue, the restaurant serves seasonal market-driven comfort food in a light, airy and high-ceilinged room.
News of the closing came in the form of an email sent out to the Penny Bridge distribution list and gave no clue as to why it is closing. It thanked its landlord in the email (so a rent dispute is probably not the reason) and stated “Our immediate priority will be assisting our team with finding new opportunities,” so the decision seems to have been made quite suddenly. Interestingly, they also noted they are opening a new restaurant in Hudson Yards soon. A phone call to Penny Bridge was equally coy in yielding any intel. Man, that was a quick 18 months!
//MEANWHILE, we now know what is going into the ‘Jackson Jungle‘ plot next to the Court Square subway station: a 55-story tower with 600+ units. Surprise! Not really.
This was previously slated to be the biggest hotel in NYC outside of Manhattan, but the lot was sold in January after changes to hotel zoning made that option less lucrative.
One prominent location goes dark, another lights up. Not bad for news in August.
//SHAKESPEARE comes to LIC – this Saturday, August 6/Sunday August7/ & next Saturday, August 13. Hip to Hip Theatre Company brings their great productions to LIC for three free shows in great surroundings: Gantry Park and Socrates Sculpture Park. We’ve said it before, and have been saying it for the last ten years, GO!
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