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More improvements seem to be happening at the site of the new wine bar/kitchen Vinateria on 119th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Last week crews were spotted painting the building front black.
The proprietor, Mrs. Yvette Leeper-Bueno teamed up with Gabriela and Gustavo Lopez who worked at downtown hotspots Son Cubano, Boqueria, Lupa and Wallse, amongst others. Gustavo Lopez will be developing Vinateria’s menu and daily specials, and Gabriela Davogustto will be developing their wine and beverage program. Apparently they looked for a year and a half for the right space in Harlem, and had a few different places under negotiation that fell through, including underneath the Gateway Towers. In this address, they have now expanded their concept from just a winebar to a full food and wine offerings with an Italian/global influence.
Their Facebook has been up since summertime but no new info. Other wine- oriented places like Nectar and Auberge Laurent haven’t fared so well in this area but perhaps now is the time. We can’t wait for this to open!
The Gateway Tower on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 113th and 114th Street was hit by the hard hurricane winds of Sandy and their green awning collapsed. A couple of the unit owners and doormen of the building secured it down during the storm with rope so that it wouldn’t get damaged or hurt any passers by. Right next door to The Gateway is Harlem Food Bar and Frederick Cafe Bistro which the awning runs along as well.
We are told there was roof damage from hurricane sandy to a couple of the penthouse terraces and metal siding at the Gateway Tower as well. I’m sure many other building here in Harlem have damages from the storm. Hopefully no major collapses and damages came from the 90 mph winds.
With rooftop views of Manhattan like this it is easy to understand why the Gateway Tower is 90 percent sold. We were recently informed by a Halstead Broker that they are very pleased to announce only 10 percent of the units remain in the Gateway complex. Sales are doing very well in this slowly climbing economy. I am told that affordable housing units were sold in the Gateway as well which is a good thing for the Harlem community at large.
The Gateway also includes retail spaces. The businesses that have already opened are thriving and soon to open on the 114th Street corner (where the old Society Cafe space was) will be “Frederick Cafe Bistro” by the already very successful owners of Bier International.
Looking forward to following up on the status of Gateway after witnessing a very slow start with this development. Nice to see things moving along positively for The Gateway Tower at a successful pace.
For more information about Harlem please also see www.HarlemTrends.com.