Auction Held at “The Comfort,” Shuttered Grand Street Restaurant
The Comfort, a short-lived restaurant at 399 Grand St., held an auction Sunday afternoon to dispose of the contents of the shuttered establishment.
During the summer, the diner turned “restaurant and bar” abruptly closed. A sign on the door advised customers that it would reopen”after Labor Day.” Owner Ira Freehof said at the time he hoped to relaunch the business with an entirely new menu. That, of course, never occurred.
According to Amodeo Auctions, everything was up for grabs, including two stoves, refrigerators, beer coolers, dining tables, bar stools and dishware.
The Seward Park Cooperative, The Comfort’s landlord, has not yet started an active search for a new tenant because there’s an ongoing legal case. The restaurant was open for nine months and struggled to find a following in the face of service problems and constantly changing personnel. The cooperative also went through eviction proceedings against the previous tenant, Noah’s Ark Deli.