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Offline rhydewithdis

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #390 on: May 30, 2019, 03:10:39 PM »
great, so if the lights are working they must be opening soon. can't wait!

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #391 on: May 30, 2019, 10:41:17 PM »
You know how there are a lot of believe-it-or-not, strange-but-true podcasts out now? I was thinking the saga of this place would make a great podcast series--it's a story shrouded in mystery with a lot of dramatic elements and a real estate angle--great material! I think the idea came to me because I am dying to know: what gives? How can this place be sitting there almost fully renovated and just...nothing is happening, one way or the other. Of course, it also took The Queensboro an extremely long time to emerge, so maybe this is just a longer version of that story. While other establishments in JH quickly open and eventually close. It's all so mysterious.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #392 on: May 31, 2019, 06:24:13 PM »
i'll give Stew's investors credit for sinking four years' worth of rent -- gotta be $350-400K by now -- into the project if it actually is still alive (there's no LoopNet listing to indicate otherwise).

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #393 on: June 01, 2019, 10:24:44 AM »
You know how there are a lot of believe-it-or-not, strange-but-true podcasts out now? I was thinking the saga of this place would make a great podcast series--it's a story shrouded in mystery with a lot of dramatic elements and a real estate angle--great material! I think the idea came to me because I am dying to know: what gives? How can this place be sitting there almost fully renovated and just...nothing is happening, one way or the other. Of course, it also took The Queensboro an extremely long time to emerge, so maybe this is just a longer version of that story. While other establishments in JH quickly open and eventually close. It's all so mysterious.

yes, thinking the same :)

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #394 on: June 03, 2019, 09:53:00 AM »
So, the discussion here about STB piqued my curiosity and I took a peek through the brown paper. It seems like there is some electronic equipment delivered and stacked on the counter, which I don't remember seeing in the past. So doubtful as I am that this place will open, maybe there is some activity happening there.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #395 on: June 03, 2019, 01:40:44 PM »
When we were peering inside one evening, one of the supers on our block passed by and called out to us: "It's opening in two weeks!" But upon reflection, we think he was joking.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #396 on: June 03, 2019, 07:08:29 PM »

 If anything opens in that space, I'm pretty sure it won't be STBs

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #397 on: June 03, 2019, 07:29:51 PM »
When we were peering inside one evening, one of the supers on our block passed by and called out to us: "It's opening in two weeks!" But upon reflection, we think he was joking.

judging by the tone of posts from the investor and the chef back in their first and second opening eras, i don't think supers are in their circle of confidantes.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #398 on: December 17, 2019, 11:20:51 AM »
i realize that this topic has been covered to death, but, for those who might've been interested in the sort of cuisine Swim Two Birds principals were promising, there's a new place in Brooklyn.

https://ny.eater.com/2019/12/17/21024748/bar-bete-carroll-gardens-nyc-restaurant-opening


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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #399 on: December 17, 2019, 01:51:38 PM »
i realize that this topic has been covered to death, but, for those who might've been interested in the sort of cuisine Swim Two Birds principals were promising, there's a new place in Brooklyn.

https://ny.eater.com/2019/12/17/21024748/bar-bete-carroll-gardens-nyc-restaurant-opening

You know, a place like this (aka STB) would have been great for the neighborhood. But, I am getting so fed up with the empty space that is now a magnet for trash and graffiti. Stew, if you read this board, PLEASE..at the very least can you be a good neighbor and keep the exterior of the space clean? What gives?

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #400 on: December 17, 2019, 02:47:20 PM »
i realize that this topic has been covered to death, but, for those who might've been interested in the sort of cuisine Swim Two Birds principals were promising, there's a new place in Brooklyn.

https://ny.eater.com/2019/12/17/21024748/bar-bete-carroll-gardens-nyc-restaurant-opening

You know, a place like this (aka STB) would have been great for the neighborhood. But, I am getting so fed up with the empty space that is now a magnet for trash and graffiti. Stew, if you read this board, PLEASE..at the very least can you be a good neighbor and keep the exterior of the space clean? What gives?

By all accounts a (malicious or otherwise) SNAFU between the city and the landlord has stopped stew to be able to do anything more to the space. I can't imagine how many hundreds of k of stew and his investor's capital has been flushed down the drain, paying rent and/or lawyers, while this is happening.

Based on descriptions we've read, This is on the landlord, not on stew.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #401 on: December 17, 2019, 04:16:57 PM »
certainly not blaming Stew's investors at this point. but surely someone can go out and wipe off the spray paint. i'll pitch in 10 bucks for that.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #402 on: December 18, 2019, 09:08:45 AM »
Go do it. No one is going to stop you

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #403 on: December 18, 2019, 09:51:37 AM »
Go do it. No one is going to stop you

maybe at the beginning of the month. i'm sure cops with ticket quotas could find some reason to write one for that.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #404 on: December 18, 2019, 10:54:51 PM »
The upkeep of the property ultimately falls onto the landlord

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