Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Keeping up with the Joneses: Gabriel Stulman confirms plans for former Great Jones Cafe

[Photo from April 27]

As we've been reporting, restaurateur Gabriel Stulman is aiming to take over the former Great Jones Cafe on Great Jones Street west of the Bowery.

His reps appeared before Community Board 2 in March, earning an approval for a "seafood focused neighborhood restaurant" with a raw bar, according the official minutes of the CB2 full board meeting.

Per the minutes, the premises will have eight tables with 24 seats and one bar with nine seats for total interior seating of 33, with a 75-square-foot sidewalk café with three tables and six seats. Additionally, the approved hours of operation are 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday; until 1 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.

In an Instagram post on Monday morning, Stulman officially announced that the new venture will go by The Jones...

Stulman, under his Happy Cooking Hospitality, operates a handful of West Village establishments, including Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, Fedora, Fairfax and Bar Sardine. He's been part of the fauxstalgia wave.

No word on an opening date just yet.

Great Jones Cafe never reopened after Jim Moffett, the longtime owner, died last July at age 59. The Cafe, a popular yet low-key spot, first arrived in 1983.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Elvis has left Great Jones; 'seafood focused neighborhood restaurant' coming soon

RIP Jim Moffett, owner of the Great Jones Cafe

New owners vying for the Great Jones Cafe space

[Updated] The future of the former Great Jones Cafe

CB2 SLA committee OKs license for new ownership of Great Jones Cafe


Anonymous said...

Stulman equals gentrification and the death of neighborhood restaurants.

cmarrtyy said...

it's just another restaurant that will serve manufactured food. Good luck with that...