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Landmark Building Once Home to Gage and Tollner Will Host a Series of Food Panels

It’s a beautiful space. Photo: Google

The landmark building at 372 Fulton Street in Brooklyn has lived several lives. The longtime home of the revered Gage and Tollner, where southern-food queen Edna Lewis once cooked. The short-lived but classiest-ever Arby’s. A discount clothing and jewelry store. Now, it will host a series of roundtables about restaurant life in Brooklyn, and what it takes to be successful in the borough.

The first of those panels ($20) is scheduled for May 24, and will feature Mokbar’s Esther Choi, Mile End’s Noah Bernamoff, the Wei’s Stan Liu, and the forthcoming DeKalb Market Hall’s Anna Castellani. It’s being organized by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and its reportedly part of landlord William Jemal’s strategy to find a tenant willing to deal with the hassles of dealing with the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Maybe Major Food Group will pivot to just taking over historic restaurant spaces?

The Old Gage and Tollner Building Will Host Food Panels