Feb. 11, 2016 By Christian Murray
Gantry LIC, a gastropub that will offer a 1920s vibe, will open on Vernon Boulevard Friday night, according to co-owner Brian Porter.
The bar/restaurant, located at 47-02 Vernon Blvd., has been a year in the works but will finally be open to the public at 9 p.m. tomorrow night. There will be a friends and family event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The bar, which will offer 18 draft beers, has taken on a vintage flavor, Porter said.
“We were originally going for an industrial look but it morphed into a ’20s and ’30s space,” he said.
He said that they built the interior with a lot of reclaimed wood and steel. Additionally, they incorporated old-fashioned wall paper.
There are also several pictures of the gantries hanging on the walls, Porter said, which were taken over the years and pay tribute to the gantry theme.
Porter, who also co-owns LIC Bar, located at 45-58 Vernon Blvd., anticipates that the kitchen will open toward the end of next week.
The kitchen will offer small-plate food such as chicken, lamb and pot roast pies as well as salads. There will be burgers, sandwiches and an emphasis on fish dishes.
The space was previously occupied by Communitea, which closed in October 2014, but reopened at 11-18 46th Road one year later.