FORT GREENE — There might soon be a new place to sit outside and enjoy a cool drink this summer on DeKalb Avenue.
The Great Georgiana filed an application with the city to build a 21-table, 44-seat sidewalk café on DeKalb and Vanderbilt avenues — complete with an expanded menu, the owners said.
If approved, the new outdoor seating area will join nearby Roman's and Hoja Santa in giving customers a place to sit outside on the sidewalk and enjoy a drink.
"People ask us all the time if we'll get outdoor seating," said co-owner James Gragg. "The neighborhood seems eager for it."
And with the bar's new seating will come and expanded menu. Chefs at The Great Georgiana are still in the planning stages, but the venue's food offerings will definitely increase, Gragg said.
The sidewalk café will be open during the businesses regular hours from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. according to the application.
But Gragg reduced the amount of tables from the original 16 to 12 on the Vanderbilt Avenue side to "be respectful to the residents."
The proposal is on the public hearing calendar for Community Board 2 on June 17 at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. Board members will vote on the proposal following the hearing, which is ultimately approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Gragg hopes to open the new seating in mid-August pending approval.