Last week, Peter’s Since 1969 opened its second location. As we pointed out, the chicken joint’s first location replaced an old Polish butcher shop on Bedford Avenue (hence its name). Now one of Bedford’s last Polish mainstays, Raymund’s Place, seems to be putting itself up for sale.
A certain “corner restaurant on Bedford Ave.” that looks identical to Raymund’s has posted a Craigslist ad asking for $390,000 (or your best offer) for its thirteen-year, $4,500-per-month lease (which it says is “at least 40-50% below current market rates”). According to NewYork.com, Raymund’s has been located at Bedford Avenue and North 10th Street for at least eighteen years. That site had no idea how right it was back when it wrote, “Seems like these days, those types of neighborhood eateries are getting crowded out by the latest and greatest new thing.” We haven’t yet been able to reach the owner of Raymund’s to confirm he’s throwing in the towel, but in any case — this may just be your chance to open Raymund’s Since the Early Nineties.