Earlier in the month, we got to know our future neighbors at 42-51 27th Street (The Beast Next Door Bar/Cafe) very well.1 In another sign that the bar is opening soon, the bar painted a sign on its construction fence announcing its imminent arrival last week (seen below). Owner John Veenema previously told the Court Square Blog that the bar/cafe is targeting an August opening date.
Here’s more about the bar from our interview with him earlier this month:
We would like to be the best bar in LIC. We envision a community bar where local residents have a place to go – to relax, have a drink and bite to eat – in a rustic elegant environment. Everyone is welcome but we especially hope locals will feel they can come in with friends and see others they know from the community. The cafe element of the business will offer pastries, sandwiches, salads and combination plates (high quality meats and cheeses, olives and dips). The aroma of strong coffee and warm breads will entice daytime customers. The skylight and large doors and windows in the front will provide for a well lit cafe/lounge feel.