Birds & Bubbles Won’t be Returning to 100 Forsyth Street, as New Nightspot Proposed

Posted on: September 6th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Birds & Bubbles won’t be returning to Forsyth Street, after all. Five months after chef-owner Sarah Simmons leveled a $1.3 million lawsuit against landlord Veracity Real Estate over flooding (and subsequent mold), restaurateurs are now scouting the sub-grade space.

Newbie principals Geri Salmon and Andy Wang together seek a full liquor license for the proposed concept. The application paperwork shows fourteen total tables, seven of which are earmarked for the rear yard.

The restaurant will likely meet some friction from local stakeholders along Sara D. Roosevelt Park, though. Indeed, the eponymous coalition – stewards of the park – noted as much on their website. “In general, unless there is a very real community benefit (beyond that you are serving a special cuisine that is nowhere else in the neighborhood?) but a real benefit (like Dixon Place, a decades old arts space that shows new talent) we tend to oppose licenses especially for venues on the park itself (one of our quality of life goals).”

This new establishment is but the latest drama here. Retail at 100-102 Forsyth Street saw a complete turnover in just the last six months as Veracity continues to upscale the double-wide tenements. CW Pencil Enterprise moved thanks also to mold; the Football Cafe and its adjacent gallery were also evicted.

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