The Park Plaza Restaurant was once-bustling with attorneys, courthouse, and Office of Emergency Management employees, college students, and regulars from the neighborhood. For many, the family-run Park Plaza was a second dining room where patrons and staff alike knew one another’s names. Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams frequently held meetings with constituents at a coveted corner table. Children ogled the cookies and cakes in the case near the cash register.
Sadly, once the COVID-19 crisis shuttered restaurants for dining-in, even take out orders weren’t enough to keep the beloved restaurant operational. The blog found this message on the diner’s website this morning.
To our loyal customers. As of April 1, 2020 Park Plaza Restaurant will close indefinitely due to the covid -19 pandemic. This was a difficult decision but we feel the right one at this time. Our first priority is the health and safety of our customers and our staff.
We appreciate all the love and support we have received over the last few weeks from all of you. We will reopen when the time is right and will continue to serve the Brooklyn Heights community and beyond like we have been for 37 years.
Please use our contact us form for inquiries.
We at the blog are all thinking of Nick, Dimitri, Eve, Rosie and the entire Park Plaza staff and hope all of our neighborhood restaurants can re-open soon.
Tommy Kafkalas, aka Tommy Eyebrows, has been an entertainment staple at Park Plaza for close to three years. Each week in the bar, he hosted Tuesday Night Trivia and Family Karaoke on Wednesdays. Early in the evening, the kids would knock out everything from “Let It Go” to “Old Town Road,” and “Hotel California” with full harmonies. Then at 8:00 pm it was “adult swim.” Drinks flowed, laughter and comradery ensued.
Last week, Tommy moved Karaoke to a Zoom conference as an experiment. Tonight, you can log on starting at 6:00 pm with Zoom ID: 387 867 5309 and belt one out. He’s also expanding his schedule. In an email to his mailing list, Tommy shared, “Next week I will be working alongside my Beard and Brows partner Tim to bring you events every day (except Sunday) to keep the morale up!”
Stay safe everyone. And don’t forget to #shoplocal when you can. As Tommy would say, “Eyebrows Out!”