Feb. 2, 2016 Staff Report
OT, the Greek restaurant located at 39-31 Queens Blvd., is for sale.
The business has been listed on Craigslist. The ad reads that more than $500,000 has been invested in the establishment and that it is ready to open for a new operator.
“All Reasonable Offers Accepted……Seller wants to Hear Numbers,” the ad reads.
OT opened in July 2014 and has had to endure many bumps in the road since its opening.
When it opened it announced that it would be offering live music, DJs and dancing. The owner, however, quickly received word from City officials that these activities were not sanctioned in accordance with its liquor license and it was forced to close.
The establishment did not reopen until January.
OT tried to showcase its cuisine by offering a free tasting during the summer, with Greek meatballs, salmon, chicken souvlaki and filet mignon as part of the event.
Then in September, the Health Department temporarily closed OT down claiming that there was evidence of mice and that there were fruit flies on the premises.
Chris Ioannides, who manages the restaurant, said at the time he was perplexed by the Health Department’s findings, claiming that he had an extermination company come to the restaurant three days prior to the inspection.
The restaurant features mirrors that wrap around the interior of the venue. It has high tables and tall stools and couches placed along the walls for its customers to hang out.
There are also big-screen TVs for sports fans.
The Craigslist ad reads “start making money” and “Make your dreams come true.”
The owner could not be reached for comment.