Brownstoner Reports On New Business at 72 Henry

Ok, so we’ve known that something was happening at 72 Henry Street after Diva Salon moved down the street and expanded at 60 Henry (former home of the cursed Oven backintheday). Nabe chatter had the spot becoming an Italian restaurant run by the building’s landlord.

But the lede in today’s Brownstoner report for Heights residents is not necessarily some new tidbits about what’s to come in that location. Behold:

Brownstoner: Looks like a new restaurant or bar is moving into the empty space at 72 Henry in Brooklyn Heights, previously home to Diva Salon. So far, the new exterior is looking very spif. The application for a liquor license posted in the window ID’s the owner of the new business as Sociale LLC. With all the new amenities in the area these days (including further down on Atlantic), maybe Brooklyn Heights will have to shed some of its fuddy-duddy image?

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  • DIBS

    Like I posted over there, walked by and saw inside and it’s still a gutted shell so no idea when it may open

  • Boerum Bill

    Please, no more Italian spots!!

  • DIBS

    Well, if they can make a proper spaghetti carbonara I’d welcome them. No one seems able to do that, Armandos and Queen being the worst.

  • HenryLoL

    Maybe he saw how good the wine bar on Henry is doing and decided the block could support another bar.

  • Columbia Heightster

    This is the part where everyone says what the DON’T want it to be, and then complains about the existing (insert type of establishment) places already in the neighborhood. Hit it!

  • ltap917

    Why not? Went to Bevacco today. Sat down with my husband. Was given a menu. Sparking water was brought to the table and then we get told that there was a problem in the kitchen and that they could only serve us salads or Panini. Could they not have told us that when we first sat down. Off we went.
    Went to Bon Gusto for the very first time and last I might add. When my husband tells me that I make a better spaghetti carbonara than the restaurant you know the food was mediocre. Service though was excellent.

  • Andrew Porter

    The architect and owner were talking in front of the building earlier this week; told me it will be open in another 7-8 weeks.

  • Joshua Goodman

    Agreed.. or maybe we can hope for another nail salon, dry cleaner or cell phone store.

  • AnonyMom

    I asked one of the workmen and they confirmed it is indeed another Italian place.

  • David on Middagh

    Boerum Bill, New York City is kind of an Italian area…