Buh Bye Armando’s, Hello Corporate Fun!


Brooklyn Paper reports:

Armando’s owner Peter Byros told GO Brooklyn, “I am retiring,” and said that a Midwestern chain restaurant would be going into the space, although he declined to name the chain. Neighborhood preservationists, along with state Senate candidate Daniel Squadron, are currently campaigning to save the neon “lobster sign” that hangs over the door.

Hmmm… Midwestern chain? Hmmm, Pizzeria Uno? What's your guess.

(Oh and for the record, would it have killed B'Paper to mention BHB being the "neighborhood preservationists" in question?)

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  • Beavis

    The mallification of Brooklyn continues–sadly.

  • frank

    Pickles and Spice or something like that is the “pannini” chain. Oh, boy, pannini.

  • guest


    FYI: Uno’s is based out of Massachusetts. Not the Midwest. Better check your sources.

  • Sharday

    “chicago pizza” is from Boston? sounds very busy chef to me! but of course… you’re wrong: http://unos.com/legend.html

  • since47

    Chicago Pizza? Uno’s? It doesn’t matter – our ‘Main Street’ has already lost its flavor…

  • anon

    Sharday you’re actually wrong, and laughable in your attempt to go off topic. Do your homework next time to avoid sounding like more of a moron.

    “Today the corporation is based in Boston, Massachusetts. Ironically, the restaurant chain does not have a major presence in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, with only four locations in the region excluding the original Uno and Due restaurants in River North.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/billyreno Billy Reno

    Five Guys From Iowa?

  • Sharday

    i hate irony

  • danno

    There’s always the biggest midwestern chain restaurant:


  • bhbabe

    Here’s your new restaurant, folks:

  • bhbabe

    SOURCE: Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc.
    Feb 20, 2008 16:10 ET

    Spicy Pickle™ Announces Five New Lease Signings for Franchise Locations
    New Locations Will Mark First Stores in Three New States
    DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – February 20, 2008) – Spicy Pickle™ fast casual restaurants (OTCBB: SPKL) today announced five of its franchisees have recently signed leases for new locations.
    Today’s announcement marks Spicy Pickle’s™ first locations in Florida, Oklahoma, and New York. The other two lease signings represent a second location in San Diego, California and a third location in Austin, Texas.
    Spicy Pickle™ will enter the New York metro area with a Brooklyn store. Located at 143 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, this location is adjacent to the Federal Court House in Brooklyn, several Universities, and a number of large, white-collar office buildings.

  • CJP

    What’s interesting about the above news release is that it underscores a point that others have made about Montague Street businesses: many exist to serve the business/lunch crowd and not neighborhood residents.

    Not saying it’s a good or a bad thing, that’s the way it is. But that news release certainly puts it all in perspective!

    Armando’s I’ll miss you. Spicypickle welcome to the neighborhood. But Armando’s was an always reliable, solid delicious choice.