PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — A popular Franklin Avenue Caribbean restaurant is planning to open a second location in the neighborhood, its owner said.
Michael Jacober, the owner of Glady’s Caribbean in Crown Heights, is hoping to expand his business to a larger space on Rogers Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, he told Brooklyn Community Board 9 last week, which approved a full liquor license for the venture.
Jacober said the new location at 453 Rogers Ave. at Lincoln Road will be “about three times the size,” of the current 800-square-foot Glady’s restaurant on Franklin Avenue and Lincoln Place.
The new spot will serve a similar menu to the original Glady’s, which specializes in Caribbean favorites like jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail stew.
In his presentation to the board, Jacober — who introduced himself as “the white Jewish guy who makes Caribbean food” — described how he traveled all over Jamaica to learn about cuisine there to bring the taste of the island to Brooklyn in 2013.
“I actually imported snakewood and pimento wood from the island, the indigenous wood from Jamaica used to make Caribbean barbeque, otherwise known as jerk,” he said.
CB9 approved a full liquor license for the new restaurant with 21 yes votes, two nos and four abstentions. The State Liquor Authority will make a final approval for the license at the Rogers Avenue space.
Jacober did not say when the new Glady’s will open. An inquiry to the restaurant was not returned.