Rogers Avenue’s commercial viability will get its first true test in the coming weeks with the grand opening of a sprawling bar and restaurant from the owners of Crown Heights stalwart Gladys.
The crew behind the longstanding Franklin Ave. favorite purchased two adjacent buildings on Rogers at the corner of Lincoln Road and will combine their respective first-floor commercial spaces to create the capacious resort.
Gladys has weathered the constant roil of Franklin Ave. restaurant turnover and secured a steady and loyal following for its upscale Caribbean fare.
The ownership crew have now set their sites on PLG – and are clacking the dice on an untested stretch of Rogers Avenue.
Hoping to lure patrons away from the natural gravitational pull of Flatbush and Prospect Park, the new enterprise could let loose a flood of fresh retail ventures along the quiescent stretch if they manage to fill the seats.