February 2, Staff Report
A new deli will open up next month on Greenpoint Avenue, taking the place of the former Nonna Gina Pizzeria.
The new deli, called Greenpoint Deli, will open up sometime in early March at 43-24 Greenpoint Avenue after fully renovating the space, confirmed the building owner.
The new deli is a recent plan for the space, after a plan to turn it in to a craft bar fell through, for unknown reasons.
Hopeful bar owner Kristopher Medina applied for a liquor license and spoke at a Community Board 2 City Services and Public Safety Committee meeting in October of last year, explaining that he hoped to open a craft wine, beer and cider bar with a focus on local breweries.
However he received some pushback from the committee, which expressed concerns that he wanted to stay open until 4 a.m., and voted to reduce his hours to only allow him to remain open until 2 a.m.
Medina did not end up opening a bar in the space, though it is unknown why.