Jesse Hartman won the support of the Community Board 3 committee that considers applications for liquor licenses. But he has a few more hurdles to clear before he can proceed with his plans for “Grand Park,” the restaurant he wants to open in the old “Isabella’s Oven” location on Grand Street. According to Frank Durant, Seward Park Co-op general manager, two restaurants are in the running for the location. The Co-op, which owns the space, is in negotiations with both businesses.
Meanwhile, Hartman has posted on his new web site some preliminary drawings of the backyard enclosure he wants to construct for Grand Park. They’re just a first draft – lots of design and cost issues need to be worked out, so there could be major changes. Here’s a look: