Womp, womp: Less than five months after opening, Parm’s newest location in Williamsburg is out of commission. Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick debuted the outpost of their crowd-pleasing Italian American restaurant at 162 North 4th St. last September — after a three-year buildout. This month, the location closed due to a plumbing issue in the building. It won’t reopen until at least the end of February, a spokeswoman says.
The Parm in Williamsburg is one of those restaurants that seemed like it was taking forever to open. Major Food Group first signed the lease back in 2013, and it’s the first location of the wildly popular restaurant in Brooklyn, making it one of the most anticipated openings for the neighborhood. It didn’t open until last fall.
This location is one of the bigger versions of Parm. It has an open kitchen, lots of booths, a big bar, and a bunch of location-specific menu items, including veal parm, clams Casino, and fresh pasta. The outpost also served the restaurant’s popular parm chicken and eggplant sandwiches.
Now, less than a half a year after opening, Williamsburg once again is without the restaurant. Parm enthusiasts can still visit locations in Nolita, Battery Park, and the Upper West Side.