July 24, 2011 By Christian Murray
Construction is underway at 45-20 Skillman Avenue on a restaurant that will replace the shuttered Bliss Bistro.
Owner of the property Dorothy Morehead confirms that two new partners have rented the spot and are planning to open an elegant but friendly eatery there.
Despite the door being on the Skillman Avenue side temporarily, the “egress” will not change from the diagonal, according to posted building permits.
“They are going to add more windows to the exterior to increase the light and airiness,” Morehead reports. “I believe there will be French doors all around.” She has to remain mum on the subject of the coming proprietors, she says, because at present they have other affiliations.
Morehead said she believes opening will not be until fall, possibly September. She noted that the partners have roots in the community and want to operate a spot which she believes everyone will appreciate.
Michael O’Herlihy, a local resident who lives across the street on 46th, said, “I am looking forward to the opening. I love Quaint and Saffron Garden, but another good restaurant here will give us who live close by another choice.”