George’s is coming back!
After city marshals repossessed George’s Restaurant (753 Coney Island Avenue, by Cortelyou Road) for the landlord because the then-owner hadn’t paid his bills for months, the family of the original owners will soon reopen the decades-old neighborhood establishment.
“My cousins will be reopening it in a couple months,” landlord Peter-Harry Montauredes, who himself helped to open George’s in 1956, told us today. “It will open with the same cleanliness and pride it had when it was established.
“There will be home cooking,” Montauredes continued. “It’ll be what it used to be.”
Montauredes said they’ll be unveiling more about the restaurant in the coming months.
Others in the neighborhood had expressed interest in running George’s, including Phil Jean, the owner of Jr. Bella’s Pizza & Pasta, located just across the street from George’s at 750 Coney Island Avenue. Jean and Highbury Pub (1002 Cortelyou Road, at the corner of Coney Island Avenue) wanted to potentially run a 24-hour diner there, with the possibility that the restaurant could cook for the bar’s patrons.