More city paperwork is appearing outside of the long-shuttered Long Island Restaurant and Bar, located at 110 Atlantic Avenue at the corner of Henry Street.
Earlier this month, Eater noted that an official liquor license application has been filed at the space. There is also a notice approving minor upgrades to the exterior neon lighting and facade that preserve the original aesthetic.
The restaurant, which is considered a community landmark, was first opened in 1951 by Ramon Montero. It was run by his family until Montero's daughter Emma Sullivan quietly closed it in 2007, serving a steady menu of hamburgers, meatloaf, chicken soup, fresh-cut French fries and other comfort fare.
With Sullivan's children having pursued other careers, the family looked for new proprieters to bring back life to the beloved corner establishment. Former Odeon barman and Times writer Toby Cecchini joins Montauk Club and Coach Peaches supper club alum Joel Tompkins as the new principles, causing much buzz among food lovers that something delicious may be on the horizon.
But will the famously pristine wooden bar and jukebox filled with Latin music remain? Time will tell.
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