CROWN HEIGHTS — A new bar with a “1940’s Miami Beach vacation” vibe is set to open off Nostrand Avenue in early February, its owners said, taking over a 900-square-foot space next to a local community garden on Bergen Street.
The pair behind King Tai Bar say it will be “an elegant, unpretentious place to have a drink and a snack,” with a sidewalk cafe, ceiling fans, chromed diner stools and large windows that will overlook their neighbor, the 1100 Bergen Street Community Garden.
Palmer Thompson-Moss, a local architect and designer, and his business partner Dane Risch have been gut-renovating the place since buying it in 2013, originally aiming for a November opening. They said its name, King Tai Bar, is an homage to the Chinese-American fish restaurant that operated there previously.
King Tai Bar will seat about 40 people and has conditional approval from the state for a full liquor license. It will be open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays and from 2 p.m. to 4 a.m. on weekends.
The new space joins a handful of other new businesses opening this year on and nearby Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights, including the coffee-and-cocktails spot Two Saints, opening soon at Nostrand Avenue and St. Johns Place, and Little Trini Cafe, a Trinidadian doubles shop opening near Sterling Place.
Nearby on Bergen Street between Nostrand and Rogers avenues, a new doughnut shop, Elsie's, plans to open for business this month.
King Tai Bar is located at 1095 Bergen St. at Nostrand Avenue.