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Brooklyn Nibbles: South Slope’s Kitchen Bar on Cutting Board

January 15th, 2009 · 8 Comments

The Kitchen Bar at 687 6th Avenue in South Park Slope is on the market. It’s been listed on Citadel Property Management Corp. commercial sales for a while now, and now it’s price has been chopped and it’s even listed on Craigslist! Citadel is offering to sell the business for $225,000 or lease the space to a qualified applicant. This is a sad note for a restaurant that has a popular following and seemed to be doing well as evidenced by their new venture the recently opened Toby’s Public House, also on 6th Avenue. According to Citadel’s website:

Established Neighborhood Bar / Restaurant for Sale in Rapidly Developing South Slope (Brooklyn)

Turn Key, beautifully built out restaurant / bar with full liquor license and loyal neighborhood customer base. The Restaurant is approx 800 sq ft. seating 50 at 17 tables with 8 seats at the bar (74 capacity). Dining atmosphere is warm, intimate and energetic. Restaurant features weekly wine tastings, Live music and an eclectic seasonal menu. Kitchen and bar are fully operational with all new equipment. Purchaser will receive brand new 10 Year with 5 year option at an amazing rental rate of $3750 per month.

All this makes us wonder about this end section of Park Slope. Living Room Bar closed last year, yet many new wine and grastropubs have emerged: Euro Trip, Vin Rouge, Quarter, Safe Haven, Ellis. Are we now moving backwards? Who will be next to pop up on the chopping block?
E.C. Stephens

Tags: Brooklyn Nibbles · South Slope

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 david // Jan 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    hasta la vista. spotty food, occasionally super crappy service with attitude. i won’t miss it a bit.

  • 2 greenwood slope // Jan 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I love KB. Hope the new owner keeps it good.

    The owners own the building (Toby’s too) so its win-win for them.

  • 3 Pete // Jan 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I don’t think the neighborhood’s moving backwards. I believe it’s just getting more refined. I’m sorry to see Kitchen Bar go, but hey, it has some major issues. Living Room Lounge was an atrocity from the beginning, so I’m glad that’s gone. SoPro (South of Prospect Avenue, the dumb name I dubbed this ‘hood) is slowly improving, although I, for one, wasn’t too psyched about the new sports bar with the imitation bourgy pizza. Who knows? Maybe Euro Trip will change its name to something remotely cool sounding.

  • 4 bloomie // Jan 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    sad, i hope it stays open. it’s never quite what i want it to be, but it’s close and cute.

  • 5 Carrie // Jan 15, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I have lived in this neighborhood for 6 years and can remember the day when Kitchen Bar first opened its doors with its colorful atmosphere, eclectic menu and unique “South Slope” style… I will truely be sad if anything happens to my neighborhood spot…

  • 6 alex // Jan 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    The food is mediocre at best and the service is, as previously mentioned, ocassionally equally as poor.

  • 7 Elizabeth // May 17, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    My boyfriend and I have lots of great memories of omelets and late-night paella here. We were so sad the other day when we walked over and found it closed.

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