Progress Report: ForgtMeNot at 138 Division Street

Posted on: February 27th, 2012 at 6:42 am by

Ever since Abby and Pavlos Sierros (formerly of Souvlaki GR) gained support from Community Board 3 for on-premise liquor privileges, progress at their new venture at 138 Division Street has been advancing at a breakneck pace (SLA approval is pending). Over the weekend, we stopped in for an assessment and to garner more information. What we learned off the bat is the spelling of the floral-inspired name was intentionally modified to ForgtMeNot, to channel punk not priss.

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As for 138 Division itself, the entire facade of previous tenant Project 8b was removed and instead replaced with a more rustic face of wooden windows and flower boxes.  We were surprised to see that much of the interior is already pimped out with plenty of random antique items, books, frames, and tchotchkes.

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The bathroom decor

Sierros tells us that ForgtMeNot is all about “the things we love” and “the places we’ve traveled.” A living, breathing scrapbook, if you will.  It’s a place that the husband-wife team hopes people find comfy and homey; a local offering food prepared with love at modest pricing.  The menu is described as “comfort food,” and there will be plenty of grilled fare. Plans are also underway for a brunch component.

Much of the wall decor is from their personal collection, but fixtures, tables, and even the bar components, were all salvaged from the city streets.

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More conclusive particulars are still pretty scant at the moment, but expect ForgtMeNot to open at the end of March/early April.

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