The folks at the Brooklyn Paper used “reporting skills” and called the owner of Bevacco, the new eatery slated to open in the cursed Corner of Cranberry/Busy Chef space at 60 Henry Street. What did they find out? He’s no crook, actually runs 3 successful restaurants and he has no ties to the previous band of misfits who ran a series of flops there over the years. The bad news is you’ll have to wait about six months for it to open.
Brooklyn Paper: The “new guy” is Peter Sclafani, who already runs three successful restaurants in Park Slope and Gowanus: Bar Toto, Provini and Bar Tano. Sclafani said that Bevacco will serve similar Italian fare — without any ties to Kaufman or his shadowy lawyer Alan Young, whom Kaufman and other Brooklyn Heights business owners have accused of victimizing them by reopening and closing restaurants in the same locations.
Sclafani isn’t looking for drama.
“We’re not cursed and we’re not fraudsters,” Sclafani told us. “This is an attractive corner and our friends say that the neighborhood could use a nice Italian eatery with some fine wines.”