And Pintchik has recently signed about a dozen leases for new restaurants and retail concepts. His goal is for Flatbush Avenue to be filled with offerings truly worthy of that decades-old vision.(Emphasis added)
...Of particular interest is what he is doing at 166 Flatbush Avenue, across from Barclays Center. There Pintchik signed a deal with a group of partners led by Peter Levin, the owner of sports bar Professor Thom’s in the East Village, and Jay Zimmerman, the owner of Queens watering hole Astoria’s Sek’end Sun, for a new sports-themed gastro pub called Kings Town with a 5,000-square-rooftop bar. The location will be a place for hardcore sports fans (with private rooms for draft nights), but it will not alienate the casual sportswatcher because it will serve an array of drinks and have a new American restaurant. That will open in April.
“It will be the venue for sporting events viewing in the borough,” said Peter Schubert of TerraCRG, who handled the deal for Pintchik.
Pintchik and his family have laudably said no to Hooter's and McDonald's, test out future tenants, and have generally aimed to appeal to neighborhood customers rather than focus on arena-goers.
However, it may not be easy for a giant sports-themed gastropub to fulfill the general goal of what Pintchik calls "very artisanal, unique tenants." It will be busy. Will it be rowdy?
Here's the Kings Town web site, which has adopted that iconic Gowanus-area Kentile sign (which may return to a playground). An announcement says, "JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR your chance to be invited to the RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT PARTY HOSTED BY THE ISLANDERS."
A few comments on Twitter
Pintchik's "artisanal vision" incl. sports-themed gastropub, Kings Town w. huge rooftop bar. @ReporterLeslie https://t.co/DKpUF6OWbj— Folded Sunset (@foldedsunset) January 13, 2017
Should be notd the Pintchik Bros long time Bd mmbrs of NFBID. Thnx for your service 30 yrs @nfbid #northflatbushbk@nfbid https://t.co/z1WlzMCKJX— regina cahill (@cahill1975) January 13, 2017