Red Hook Lobster Pound, the popular Brooklyn seafood chain with locations in Manhattan and at Brooklyn Flea, plus a roving food truck, will once again shutter its original location to remodel. But unlike the last time, when the closure was the result of extensive damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy, the renovation this time is voluntary. The move is designed to "fix some longstanding holes in their business model," according to Brooklyn Magazine, who report on the imminent closure. The restaurant will be open through the holiday season, but will shut up shop in early January, and is scheduled to reopen in the middle of March. By the sound of things, it will transform during that time into a full fledged restaurant, complete with a wait staff, "plush banquettes" in place of picnic tables, and (provided they get approval) a full liquor license. Meanwhile, the other locations will remain open during the construction, and should stick to the counter service seafood shack model.
Red Hook Lobster Pound, 284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231