Southern Brooklyn

March 3: Civic Association to Hold Landmark Meeting


Owner of the controversial, soon-to-be opened Cherry Hill Gourmet Restaurant and Market, David Isaeva, will open its doors to the community in March — for a meeting.

The Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic Association has announced that its March meeting will be held at the landmark Lundy’s building. Just this past Monday, there were sounds of construction going on behind the closed, but unlocked doors. There were dim work lamps lit, so let’s hope that by March 3, things will be all set for a productive and packed meeting.

Here is the information from the latest press release:

The Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association is pleased to announce that it will hold its next General Meeting on March 3rd, 2009 at 7:30 PM at 3156 Ocean Avenue, the landmark site of Lundy’s Restaurant that is the proposed site of Cherry Hill Gourmet Restaurant and Market.

Members of the SB/PBCA Board of Directors met with representatives of Cherry Hill Gourmet Restaurant and Market after the Community Board 15 General Meeting on January 27th. Cherry Hill Gourmet Restaurant and Market has agreed to open its doors to all interested neighbors and community members who wish to attend the meeting, and give them a “sneak preview’ of the renovated and refurbished interior of the building. They have also promised the Civic Association that they will address any and all questions and concerns about the work done on the landmark site.

“This is a great opportunity for our community to finally separate truth from fiction,” said Corresponding Secretary Barbara Berardelli. “There’s been a lot of arguing between Cherry Hill and preservationists. Our Association wants to get to the truth about the situation surrounding Lundy’s so we all can move forward, and make an informed opinion about what is happening in our neighborhood.

“We invite everyone, including all of our elected officials, to come with their questions, comments and concerns about what has been done and what will be done to Lundy’s, so we can finally get to the bottom of it all.”

The SB/PBCA will also be placing further information on its website,, as more news becomes available.