Thursday, December 31, 2009

☞ EAT: Maybe Sometime in January

It seems that sometimes restaurants and buildings open overnight, but the opposite is also true with the slow movers. The businesses pictured above, mainly below 125th Street, were slated to open in 2009 but have been in limbo since this summer. The new One Bar on Lenox and the corner of 120th has had a stop-work order on the building since the fall and has not really moved in any direction since then (top photo). Right across the street, the reported new space for The Den lounge does not even have signage up except for advertising that the retail space is available for lease (second photo down). Further west, Frizzante, the new Italian Bistro on FDB and 117th Street, has had the exterior and interior (with palm trees in place) ready to go for the past couple of months but has not had any signs of opening any time soon. Finally, the grand old Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will debut its new space past its initial fall estimate opening date on West 125th Street and 12th Avenue (last photo). All photos by Ulysses.


  1. I'm so disappointed that Frizzante has yet to open seeing as how it looks almost complete. I saw someone in the restaurant this week who appeared to be working so I'm hoping it may have a January debut. -Oni

  2. It's the liquor licenses that keep these restaurants from opening quickly. I just can't understand why the process should take so long.