A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends upon your appetite
I’ll meet you any time you want
In our Italian Restaurant.
Gorgeous weather leads to wandering around our town, in this case with a camera to highlight all the changes coming to LIC. First of all, a follow-up to our story about the new bakery/cafe coming to 51st Avenue. A regular reader provided the information that it will be operated by a couple with ties the the neighborhood, Jonathan Stirling and Faye Hess, and that Faye is an accomplished chef and baker. According to Faye, they hope to be open in a month. You can check out her website below.
Next up, as we reported last month, veteran mainstay Mario’s Deli on Vernon Boulevard is no more. In the window is stenciled a beguiling message “the beginning.” According to the construction guys out front, it is slated to be another Italian restaurant. Looks like they might have a courtyard in the back too. Two blocks north on Vernon, the lot across from the LIC Bar has been fully cleared. No idea what is coming in, but my guess is it will be like a mullet: business in the front, party in the back(aka: Retail at ground level, residential above).
Finally, we leave you with the latest pic from Hibino: Sushi comin’ around the mountain when she comes…
FAYEFOOD – yummy!
Amy’s Bread Opens up Retail Outlet in LIC – and at the other end of LIC
5Pointz Calls on Banksy to Help It Survive – Banksy where are you?
Joe E. saysOctober 22, 2013 at 10:01 pm
Another Italian restaurant on Vernon, just what we need!
Ally saysOctober 23, 2013 at 7:21 am
A bakery, we’re getting a bakery! Finally something that this neighborhood old really use. If her website is any indicator, it should be great.
JP saysOctober 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm
What could someone be thinking if they are really putting yet another italian restaurant in LIC??? It’s financial suicide!
Anonymous saysOctober 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Yes, yet another Italian restaurant is certainly not what we really need.
Anonymous saysOctober 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm
It’s going to be a pizza place *not* an Italian restaurant.
anony mouse saysOctober 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm
It’s too bad that another old-school LIC place like Mario’s Deli had to close. Oh wait, it’s being replaced by another LIC stalwart: the Italian restaurant, or pizza place, whatever.
Pooh saysOctober 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm
So what if the place on Vernon is another Italian, per the photo we are about to get our first real Japanese restaurant. You win some, you lose some.
Q saysOctober 24, 2013 at 8:41 am
I think the guy who is opening the Italian restaurant/pizza place, is a broker at Modern Spaces. So he must have some idea as to what the demand would be in the neighborhood for whatever he’s planning. I wish him the best of luck, and am most grateful that it’s not another nail salon.
rexlic saysOctober 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm
I had my heart set on another rock climbing place.
Thanks saysOctober 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Does anyone know what the current market rent on a place like Mario’s is?
Anonymous saysFebruary 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm
About 10K a month is what the space would really rent for but real sweetheart deal was made.