[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...
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I am thrilled to share the news of our next restaurant @the_jonesnyc // We are excited to be a part of the amazing culture of the NoHo neighborhood and community. We are grateful to be the stewards of this historic address of the famed Great Jones Cafe. We hope you will welcome us with open arms. We look forward to feeding you, laughing with you and sharing hugs and high fives in the years to come. What a block to be a part of!!! What an address to call home! Can’t wait!!!! #happycooking #neighborhood #restaurant #noho
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