Atlantic Avenue is a tough spot for restaurants, many regularly sit empty in the evenings, somehow squeaking by. Pete's Waterfront Ale House, which has sat at Atlantic Avenue for almost 25 years, is one of the few exceptions. But, later this month, the restaurant and smoke house is slated to change hands and possibly concepts as well, reports Brooklyn Heights Blog. The new operator Antonio Gomez, who owns a handful of pizza places in Manhattan (Posto, Gruppo, Vezzo, Spunto and Tappo), plans to add pizza to the menu — never mind that there's Luzzo's just down the block. Meanwhile, longtime staff members will reportedly have to re-interview for their jobs, though neighbors have launched a petition to back them. Gomez plans to close the restaurant down for about a month to make some changes, but it looks like the name will stay the same, and that there will still be some barbecue on the menu, since the restaurant's smoker was part of the deal.
Atlantic Avenue Staple Pete's Ale House to Change Hands While Longtime Staff Re-Interview for Jobs
Neighbors are signing a petition to support the longtime staff.