June 17, 2016 By Michael Florio
The wait is finally over.
The Lowery Bar & Kitchen, which is located on the corner of 43rd Street and 43rd Ave, is scheduled to open Monday at 4 pm.
The establishment was originally planned to open last summer. However, the owners have faced several obstacles.
Construction began later than anticipated since it took some time before they were able to hammer out a lease agreement with their landlord.
Furthermore, they have had to deal with an unexpected issue with a City agency. Co-owner Anne Muldoon did not disclose those specifics.
Muldoon said earlier this month that she was very excited to open and begin serving the community she has lived in for years.
The Lowery will be a neighborhood bar and grill offering American cuisine and craft cocktails as well as beer and wine.
Muldoon is hoping the bar will become a new “go-to” spot for Sunnyside residents.
“There are a lot of great neighborhood locations in Sunnyside,” she said earlier this month. “We are happy to be an addition to the neighborhood.”
The bar/restaurant takes over the space that was previously occupied by Sofra, a Middle Eastern restaurant.
The Lowery will be open from 4 pm to 4 am Monday through Friday and 12 pm to 4 am on weekends, according to its website.
The bar’s exterior wall was recently painted with a mural that showcases the neighborhood. A contest was held where students at P.S. 150 submitted their drawings.
Ultimately, the drawing submitted by Arpad Tomity, a 12-year-old from P.S. 150, was selected. Simon Robinson, a local artist, painted the mural.