Habana Outpost's Custom-Made Adirondack Chairs Swiped in Broad Daylight
FORT GREENE — These chairs were not part of the to-go menu, but that didn't stop thieves on Saturday.
Three double-seater, royal blue Adirondack chairs were stolen from outside Habana To-Go on April 26 at approximately 12 p.m., employees at the eatery said.
The custom-made chairs were chained to a fence outside the newly opened to-go restaurant on the corner of Fulton Street and South Portland Avenue when they were swiped.
Manager Dyjonai Campbell saw them in the morning when she arrived at Habana Outpost, located across the street from Habana To-Go, and a few hours later they were gone.
"Somebody had broken the chain," she said.
The chairs — that sit outside Habana Outpost during open hours — have been a mainstay of the restaurant since it opened in 2005.
"Elderly couples, moms with strollers and little kids would all stop to rest in those chairs," Campbell said. "They were a Fort Greene staple."
Habana Outpost employees, who did not call police when the chairs went missing, posted signs around the neighborhood asking the thief to return the beloved benches.
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