The Brooklyn Eagle reports that Armando's Restaurant owner Peter Byros will shut off the historic "Lobster Sign" at 143 Montague Street forever on March 16. Byros owns the building and says he will lease the Armando's space to an "upscale" restaurant. The Montague Video Store will remain on the second floor.
The "Save the Lobster" campaign is in full swing here at BHB. NYS Senate hopeful Daniel Squadron has urged any new establishment to do their best to save the sign and many BHB readers agree. BHB's requests for comment from the Brooklyn Heights Association and State Senator Martin Connor have not (as of yet) been answered.