Fatty's Cafe Moving to New Location After 10 Years on Ditmars Boulevard

By Jeanmarie Evelly on December 21, 2013 9:43am 

 Astoria restaurant Fatty's Cafe will reopen this winter at 45-17 28th Ave. after 10 years at its current location on Ditmars Boulevard.
Astoria restaurant Fatty's Cafe will reopen this winter at 45-17 28th Ave. after 10 years at its current location on Ditmars Boulevard.
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ASTORIA — Longtime Astoria eatery Fatty's Cafe is moving to a new location in the neighborhood after a decade on Ditmars Boulevard.

The restaurant, known for its Latin-inspired cuisine and scenic outdoor patio, is moving from its current location at 25-01 Ditmars Blvd. at Crescent Street after 10 years because the lease is up, according to the owner.

"It's bittersweet," said Fernando Peña, who owns Fatty's with his wife Suzanne Furboter. "It's kind of like a weird breakup."

Fatty's will be moving to a new location at 45-17 28th Ave., in the space formerly occupied by Stove, with plans to open in late January or early February, Peña said.

The new site will have an outdoor patio comparable in size to the current one, and its dining room will be approximately double the size, he said. They will also be adding lines for draft beers, where they formerly only served bottles.

"We look forward to creating the same kind of neighborhood thing," Peña said, adding that they plan to offer a similar menu but with more options, including more vegetarian-friendly dishes.

Fatty's last day on Ditmars Boulevard will be Sunday, Peña said. He said loyal customers have been stopping in to give their farewells to the original location, but have been supportive of the move.

"People have been coming in to have one last meal, one last drink," he said, adding that fans will have plenty to look forward to at their new site.

"We're not going to disappoint," he said.

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