18 March 2009

Amando's to Return to Brooklyn Heights

It's not often that we take a business off the Lost Landmarks column. But we may have to do it with Armando's, the Montague Street eatery that closed last year about 72 years in business.

The owner, Peter Byros, tells the Daily News that the fast food joint that took Armando's place, Spicy Pickle (above), defaulted on their lease. Byros owns the building and has decided to bring the restaurant back. Maria Byros, Peter's daughter, will manage the new Armando's.

"We're going to keep it in a similar style - Old New York - but freshened up," said the younger Byros, noting the menu will feature some yet-to-be-determined new items, along with some old favorites.

And, yes, Peter is trying to get the classic sign back.


*Bitch Cakes* said...

oh no! I haven't been down there in a while and didn't realize this place had converted and the sign removed! What a crime! I'm glad I grabbed some photos of this amazing sign while it was still there-



I hope they do get the sign back.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Me, too, Ms. BC.