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Harlem couple invest in where they live creating Harlem Tavern

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
What does The Tonic Bar located in Times Square have in common with Harlem? The Tonic Bar is owned by a couple who live in Harlem. They’ve been residents of Harlem since 2006. The couple behind The Tonic Bar in Times Square have now decided to invest 100 percent in where they live by launching Harlem Tavern, a neighborhood bar & grill, at 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd. This is the space we told you about back in April how the corner gas station/auto shop was up for lease. (Oh…and a reader too had sent us an update on the recent construction happening at this corner space.)
Today, one of the owners of the upcoming Harlem Tavern spoke directly with HarlemCondoLife to tell us why they are putting their dinero dollars into where they live-particularly Frederick Douglass Blvd.
According to Sheri Wilson from SoHa 116 Restaurant Corporation and co-owner along with her husband says Harlem Tavern will be a restaurant that is representative of Harlem. “Harlem Tavern is going to be a place for everyone. Harlem is such a diverse place. We are creating Harlem Tavern to capture and accommodate that diversity,” says Wilson.
Wilson says word recently got out about their exact plans cause their website was just finished and hit the internet. She said “you’re the first we are speaking to.”
They still have several processes to complete with NYC’s Department of Buildings. However, they’ve built-in plenty of time to open in their business timeline, which is not soon. Wilson says they are aiming to open after the new year. “If all things go as planned, we plan to open in February 2011.” She said if they make that deadline they will get heating lamps to accommodate customers and the winter weather.
In closing, Wilson explained why Frederick Douglass Blvd? “Harlem is a great place to live and Frederick Douglass Blvd is a wonderful street that holds enormous potential for growth.” We could not agree more with Sheri Wilson! We have dubbed FDB as “restaurant row” and the “gold coast of Harlem.” As each day passes, our predictions are becoming more and more of a reality.
A special congrats to our fellow Harlemites on their plans with Harlem Tavern! May everything fall in place and so that we have another new and interesting place to hang! Salude!

Stay Connected Via Cell In Harlem Subway Stops

By HarlemGuy

AM New York recently conducted a study to determine which subway stops are best suited to carrying your cell phone signal underground.  HarlemCondoLife (HCL) is pleased to report that Harlem stations made the grade as noted below IN BOLD.  

  • No. 1:
    • 14th Street, 34th Street, Times Square, 59th street, 66th street, 72nd street, 110th street, 116th street, 137th street, 145th street, 157th street, 191st Street
  • No. 2/3:
    • (Brooklyn) Hoyt Street, Nevins Street, Atlantic Avenue, (Manhattan) 96th street, 125th street
  • No. 3:
    • 145th Street
  • No. 4/5:
    • Wall Street, Fulton Street
  • No. 6:
    • Canal Street, Bleecker Street, Astor Place, 23rd Street, 28th Street, 51st Street, 59th Street, 103th Street, 110th Street, 116th Street
  • A:
    • Columbus Circle
  • C:
    • 135th Street
  • E:
    • 34th Street, 42nd Street, 50th Street, (Queens) Jamaica Van Wyck
  • F:
    • 23rd Street, (Queens) Jamaica 179 Street
  • J:
    • Chambers Street
  • N:
    • Prince Street, 28th Street
  • R:
    • City Hall, Prince Street, 8th Street, 28th Street, 34th Street

Please post a comment letting us know your findings.

One more reason why “Harlem is Where It’s At” (TM).