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Offline KGDHP

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #420 on: April 16, 2020, 09:06:18 AM »
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ha! great find. we should all join the virtual CB meeting in a show of support!
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Thank you! Im in a neighborhood Facebook group and someone shared the agenda there. Either way, I thought it was interesting for sure since that was an application I was not expecting to see. And agree! We should tune in. Just for STB alone, I'm intrigued!!!

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #421 on: April 17, 2020, 04:27:49 PM »
I walked by the restaurant this afternoon and there were signs in the windows that read, "SEE U SOON."   :)

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #422 on: April 17, 2020, 04:29:49 PM »

Offline Sabina

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #423 on: April 17, 2020, 05:40:05 PM »
I walked by the restaurant this afternoon and there were signs in the windows that read, "SEE U SOON."   :)

If it was that cute graffiti-tag kind of sign with a splash of pink, someone has been posting those signs all over closed businesses.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #424 on: April 17, 2020, 05:59:17 PM »
yes, there are a dozen or so along lower 37th Ave.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #425 on: April 17, 2020, 10:31:27 PM »
Oh well.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #426 on: April 20, 2020, 08:50:44 AM »
Did anyone tune in? I did not. Wondering how it went and if Stew spoke/mentioned anything of significance.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #427 on: April 20, 2020, 02:29:36 PM »
Did anyone tune in? I did not. Wondering how it went and if Stew spoke/mentioned anything of significance.

I didn't tune in but I watched the recap quickly (it's on Youtube). Net net - Liquor license approved.
Stew was on the line sounding ANGRY, but from what I can tell, work was started and nearly complete, but NY DOB revoked all work permits because of the tremendous amounts of violations open on the building's landlord, which he comically referred to as a Slum Lord (L O L). Personally, I hate that eyesore of a building in this neighborhood, but maybe this means we're one step closer to a new restaurant opening. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #428 on: April 20, 2020, 02:57:09 PM »
Oddly enough, if it does open it may be the only restaurant left standing after the fallout of this situation! (I fervently hope not--I miss the ones that have closed at least termporarily.)

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #429 on: April 20, 2020, 03:26:27 PM »
the "slum lord" comment sounds to be in character from a guy who insulted every other restaurant in the neighborhood when he was still speaking publicly.

Did anyone tune in? I did not. Wondering how it went and if Stew spoke/mentioned anything of significance.

I didn't tune in but I watched the recap quickly (it's on Youtube). Net net - Liquor license approved.
Stew was on the line sounding ANGRY, but from what I can tell, work was started and nearly complete, but NY DOB revoked all work permits because of the tremendous amounts of violations open on the building's landlord, which he comically referred to as a Slum Lord (L O L). Personally, I hate that eyesore of a building in this neighborhood, but maybe this means we're one step closer to a new restaurant opening. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #430 on: April 20, 2020, 04:26:45 PM »
the "slum lord" comment sounds to be in character from a guy who insulted every other restaurant in the neighborhood when he was still speaking publicly.

Oh, I did not realize that at all! I think I came late to the saga and I must have missed the initial conversations. Definitely have to tell you, the anger through the Zoom call was real. Was sort of like, whoa...these are the people that ultimately have to vote yes for you. But, on the other had, I can't imagine the stress of having an investment tied up for years.

Let's just get this thing open already!

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #431 on: April 20, 2020, 05:58:45 PM »
"the arepa lady serves dreadful food.....and arepas are nothing but second rate crepes, so no knowledgeable diner would ever eat one."

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #432 on: April 24, 2020, 09:44:07 AM »
"the arepa lady serves dreadful food.....and arepas are nothing but second rate crepes, so no knowledgeable diner would ever eat one."
Lol, sounds like someone who has never eaten an arepa nor a crepe.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #433 on: May 18, 2020, 12:27:24 AM »
the "slum lord" comment sounds to be in character from a guy who insulted every other restaurant in the neighborhood when he was still speaking publicly.

Oh, I did not realize that at all! I think I came late to the saga and I must have missed the initial conversations. Definitely have to tell you, the anger through the Zoom call was real. Was sort of like, whoa...these are the people that ultimately have to vote yes for you. But, on the other had, I can't imagine the stress of having an investment tied up for years.

Let's just get this thing open already!

Thank you for telling us about the liquor license application KGDHP! I'm sure there is a lot for Stew to be angry about, and I'm sure we don't know the half of it. I have never given up hope on this place opening and I look forward to the day - however distant - that I will finally have a drink at that beautiful little bar I have been peering at for so long from outside.

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Re: Status of Swim Two Birds Restaurant
« Reply #433 on: May 18, 2020, 12:27:24 AM »