April 30, 2011 By Christian Murray
The Romanian Garden, a bustling ethnic restaurant located at 46-04 Skillman Ave., is in the process of closing its doors and moving to a new location.
Sorin Bodnariu, the owner, said that the landlord wanted to double his rent from $5,000 to $10,000 per month. He said that he had little choice but to look elsewhere.
Fortunately for Sunnyside, Bodnariu is moving his restaurant to 43-06 43rd Ave., which used to be the location of ALJ Super Market until it closed in July 2010.
Bodnariu said the new space on 43rd Ave is much larger than his current location. He said the restaurant will be more upmarket and will include outdoor seating and a proper bar.
He said he would most likely be in the new premises by July.