After Rugosa unexpectedly shuttered its doors in October, we wondered when this listing was going to cross our desk. We have fond memories of the former restaurant (especially their desserts), so its a little weird seeing the place now.
Located at 290 Montauk Highway, the 116-seat eatery is a "turn key" operation, meaning that everything is in place and ready to go: from the health department permits to the liquor licences to a fully equipped kitchen...right down to the linens. All that's needed is someone willing to fork over an initial $232k and then $7k/month in rent (although we've been told that the latter is negotiable). Hopefully, whoever ends up signing a lease will be able to overcome the less-than-ideal location. We're not too crazy about that tank out front, either.
We're interested to know what Curbed readers think: What will it take to make this place viable? What would you like to see in the space? More importantly, what do you not want to see here? Let us know in the comments.
· Listing: Restaurant (lease) [Town & Country]