Bed-Stuy Record Label to be Replaced by Taco Truck and Bar
The unnamed eatery, at 323 Franklin Ave., will serve drinks inside and contemporary Mexican food outside, with a taco truck in the backyard, the owners said.
Tacos will run from $2 to $4.50 and tortas will cost between $7 and $10, alongside weekly specials like roasted pig and pozole, said chef and co-owner Lev Gewirtzman, who also runs Crown Heights' favorite Mayfield.
"Our plan is to open a lively and casual restaurant-bar," Gewirtzman said at last week's Community Board 3 meeting.
"We'd like to serve food throughout the daytime, dinner and late-night hours, so as to duplicate the success that Mayfield has had, with having families dining with us during the day and evening period, and provide a local watering hole."
The backyard will also boast a garden and play host to kids' movie nights projected onto the back wall, the owners said.
Community Board 3 voted to write a letter of support for the restaurant's liquor license last week.
The restaurant will replace Dub-Stuy Records, an electronic dance music label with a focus on sound system culture. The label is famous for its giant, $30,000 speaker system.
Despite leaving on good terms with the landlord, rent was becoming too high and the building's owner wanted to go in a different direction with the space, said Dub-Stuy owner Quoc Pham.
"It's pretty clear that they weren't going to invest in the space for a nonprofit/record label," Pham said.
The label is currently working out of a temporary space while it searches for a new permanent location, he said.
Despite the relocation, the label is still operational, Pham said. On April 19, Dub-Stuy is producing the launch party for Dust and Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting, a new book from photographer Eilon Paz.