New Life in Trout Space

Photo: Daniel Maurer

Boerum Hill’s Trout gasped through one last summer in 2009, but it looks like our favorite dumpy oasis could be reincarnated this year. A Trout enthusiast and Grub Street tipster told us about a Community Board 2 notice posted on plywood surrounding the property. It’s controlled by 271 Pacific Restaurant Corp. (an entity not yet registered with the New York Department of State), and owners will appear before a Community Board 2 committee to plead for a liquor license on Wednesday night.

The phone number CB 2 posted belongs to Lucky Boy Development, a Brooklyn residential developer whose projects include unbuilt luxury condos like the Cobble Hill Houses on Amity Street and the Williams in Williamsburg. We spoke to a Lucky Boy rep this afternoon, who said there are a “handful of obstacles” involved in opening the space, which he did confirm would be a restaurant with outdoor seating. Lucky Boy added that they are involved only with the former Trout space and not the boarded-up restaurant with the identity crisis (Gravy, Since 1963, Bueno) on the corner of Smith and Pacific.