Friday, July 8, 2011

Pangea has a new lease on Second Avenue

As we reported back in the spring, Pangea and the restaurant's landlord on Second Avenue were in a dispute. As a result, Pangea had to close for several days.

Then the landlord apparently lined up Karczma, one of Greenpoint's favorite Polish restaurants, to be the new tenant, even submitting their name for the June CB3/SLA docket.

During all this, the RFK real-estate listing noted that Pangea was a "former tenant."

I asked Pangea owner Stephen Shanaghan where he stood with the landlord.

"We did sign a new agreement with the landlord in court last Thursday," he said. "One of the conditions was that he instruct RKF to remove this listing which has been up since February."

He said the lease is through December 2015. "Unfortunately, it's only until [then], but I'll take it."


Anonymous said...

I don't know that I've ever been to Pangea in the years I've lived nearby, but Karczma is my favorite restaurant in Greenpoint and I am excited to see a real authentic Polish restaurant (not another wine bar) come to the EV!

EV Grieve said...

Karczma *may* be coming to the East Village, but not at the location of Pangea. That was a plan the landlord had in place.