History Repeats? New Restaurant Coming to Busy Chef Space on Henry Street

A company called “Bevacco” is planning to open a restaurant at the “cursed” Food Maestro/Busy Chef space at 60 Henry Street. Last month the company applied for a liquor license with the State Liquor Authority and the application was part of this week’s CB2 meeting.

DUMBO Wines posted it liquor license application for the old “Oven” space next door last year. No word on its opening date.


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  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    History repeats? Let’s hope not.

    “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” Karl Marx

  • nabeguy

    Odd name. Sounds like liquid cow. As long as it’s not short for Kaufman saying “be right backo”, it’s definitely a welcome addition.

  • Historian

    I don’t get this. This location and space seems like it ought to be a winner. But it’s one loser after another – like 5 in the last 5 years (and vacant most of the time.) What is it that Noodle Pudding knows that the rest of the Heights restauranteurs don’t?

  • Hicks St Guy

    I remember one restaurant that was there, Balzac, something like that, it wasn’t bad, and just when it was getting off the ground, they changed it to that godawful take-out place. need some place with a little imagination, not the same old crap. another french place is needed.

  • nabeguy

    Bottom line is, the landlords are d-bags who could care less about the success of anyone in their spaces. No negotiation, no giveback, no nothing They own so many properties that this is simply a pimple on their ass. Small wonder they fell for DK’s line of bs…it must have struck a chord.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    nabeguy, you are entirely correct about the landlord, Very deep pockets with no incentive to look for an exceptional tenant and nurture if necessary. Unfortunately their rent is so high I fear that any restaurant that resides in this location will be prohibitively expensive and unfortunately fall victim to the curse that has plagued this location in the past.

    Key to Noodle Pudding’s success is good food at a very reasonable price. Let’s face it, Brooklyn Heights is not Tribeca. Most residents do not want to pay inflated prices for food just to say they have eaten at a certain eatery.

    Most just want substance without the frills.

    Sweet Melissa, in Cobble Hill, wanted to set up shop in this space with a restaurant/bakery and ice creme store just like the one on Court but told me the rent was too high. Very unfortunate. They would have been a perfect compliment to the neighborhood.

  • AEB

    Bevacco? Something Italian afoot, no?

    I find the willingness to pay high rent encouraging. Though it would seem to preclude a place of the “mom-pop” artisanal sort, it does reflect a faith in the nabe.

  • Peter

    Totally agree with Hicks St Guy, another French place would be perfect. I actually enjoyed Le Petite Marche until they flipped it into that unnecessary Bread and Butter debacle (although their mac and cheese is actually solid).

    On a side note, I still haven’t tried River Deli — is that place still going strong? Any reviews?

  • bklyn20

    As far as I can tell, River Deli is packed with happy-looking people every night it’s open. Sadly, I have yet to be one of those happy-looking people.

  • Y

    Is the dumbo liquor store still happening? The license announcement is gone an the available sign is back up.