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Offline Jo the Sister

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #285 on: March 07, 2018, 10:50:55 PM »
Thanks for the feedback Jo, and wishing Stew best of luck.

The Queensboro people have just started selling gift cards. I'd certainly purchase one for STB also if this was an option to help fund the final push.

Thank you Hertog! That's a good idea re: gift cards.

Offline Jo the Sister

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #286 on: March 07, 2018, 10:57:09 PM »
In looking through the door, the space looks terrific!  It would be nice if the people/person who did all the work would have the opportunity to finally open..  I second the suggestion of selling gift cards, like the Queensboro.

Hey petegart,

Thanks for your kind words of support. It is a beautiful space thanks to the designer and the talented construction crew who are truly craftspeople. Gift cards may well be the way to go eh.

Offline Petmarz

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #287 on: March 12, 2018, 05:53:47 PM »
I would definitely buy a gift card! 

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #288 on: March 14, 2018, 11:04:50 PM »
I would definitely do a gift card.

Offline sl

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #289 on: March 23, 2018, 10:04:26 PM »
Hi there,

I actually met the owners (Rory & Stew) around July. They had decided to move forward with the restaurant, and subsequently recruited me to build the website. However, after I sent a mockup, Rory said he'd get back to me and simply never did. We did have a final exchange in which I asked if the project was moving forward, and he responded with a request for more time.

There has been no word since from either my part nor his. This makes me think the project has been scrapped. I hope both gentlemen are in good health.

Don't have any have hard feelings, just posting cause I see that the thread is still active.

Did you get compensated for your time?

Offline dssjh

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Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #290 on: April 10, 2018, 02:00:14 PM »
This long, strange trip has come to a sad end, it seems.

Eviction notices posted on the padlocked door, citing non-payment of rent and "fictitious names for under-tenants," including a "John Doe" citation.

There are about six pages of text and i didn't have the inclination to read the entire thing, except to see that legal action has been taken. sorry to see things happen this way.

Offline JHMNY

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Re: Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #291 on: April 10, 2018, 02:14:03 PM »
I'm so sorry to read this.  I just took a quick look at the Go Fund Me page Stewart's sister, Joanne had set up to see if there were any updates.  Unfortunately, there wasn't any new information there other than an interior photograph taken about a month ago.  I'm wondering if there's any hope left of Swim Two Birds ever opening after this.  Looks final, though. 

Offline lalochezia

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Re: Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #292 on: April 10, 2018, 02:30:51 PM »
goddamit.

sorry stu - wish you resilliance with your future..


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Re: Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #293 on: April 10, 2018, 03:38:35 PM »
That is really too bad. I think opening and running a restaurant is very tough, and you have to have a lot of money and a lot of experience--or know how to get the right kind of guidance if you don't. It looks like the necessary expertise or guidance was missing, and maybe also there was a lot of bad luck involved. Sure is disappointing. That space is so nearby my apartment, I was really looking forward to having that kind of dining option. Condolences to Stew.

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Re: Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #294 on: April 10, 2018, 06:10:31 PM »
Sad to hear. Stu, what happened?

Offline Tiishka

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #295 on: April 10, 2018, 08:16:11 PM »
Walked by today and saw an eviction notice pasted on the door... Guess this isn't happening? Was very excited to eat there and hoping it would open soon!

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #296 on: April 10, 2018, 09:11:28 PM »
i started a thread about the eviction earlier today. it's clearly done, sadly.

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Re: Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #297 on: April 10, 2018, 10:36:48 PM »
And what happened to the $$$ donated on the GoFundMe page?

Offline Griswold Contessa

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Re: Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #298 on: April 10, 2018, 11:32:15 PM »
Not surprised!
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Offline JH3525

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Re: Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #299 on: April 11, 2018, 06:15:49 AM »
Stu has left a very expensive gift of a nearly completed renovation to the next tenant assuming it will be another restaurant or upscale coffee shop.  This space will be rented quickly being it's in a prime location. 

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Re: Swim Two Birds Evicted
« Reply #299 on: April 11, 2018, 06:15:49 AM »