Our Time Press - Restoration Plaza readies for grand reopening
Thursday, May 19, 2011
One of Bed-Stuy’s crown jewels, Restoration Plaza on Fulton Street, is getting ready to show itself off again after a five-year, $10 million renovation. “We hope to have the plaza open for outdoor seating around June 1,” said Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Chief Operating Officer Dyrnest Sinckler. “At that time, the steps and windows in the building will be complete and Applebee’s will put on a whole new face-lift on their store complete with new signage, awnings and outdoor seating.” The redesign, launched in 2006 with $8 million in funding through Council member Albert Vann and the New York City Council, and an additional $2.5 million in funding through Borough President Marty Markowitz and Mayor Bloomberg for the renovation of Billie Holiday Theatre, will boast a more airy, open and pedestrian-friendly design. Click here to read more from Our Time Press!