Greenpoint’s cozy vegetarian Italian food and natural wine destination, Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave.) will permanently close at the end of August after 8 years in business.
Adelina’s introduced a fully vegetarian and vegan menu in 2019, and in January transitioned from making their usual ‘pizza fritta,’ or fried pizza, to a version made with fermented dough known as ‘pinsa Romana.’
Owner Toby Buggiani made the decision to reopen at the end of April following the restaurant’s temporary closure during NY’s coronavirus pause, and told Greenpointers that the transition to a take-out format came with lower profit margins exacerbated by third-party deliver app fees.
Buggiani setup direct ordering on Adelina’s website in May to remedy the third-party fees, but the mounting losses from a lack of indoor business coupled with limited street dining options in front of a bus stop on Greenpoint Avenue are forcing the closure, according to a statement posted on social media:
Greenpoint Indonesian restaurant Selamat Pagi (152 Driggs Ave.) will close on February 22nd after eight years on Driggs Avenue.
After the team behind Van Leeuwen Ice Cream opened the restaurant in the fall of 2012, Selamat Pagi became one of the only Indonesian-style restaurants in the area serving seasonal and traditional dishes. Continue reading →
This past November, we announced that Northern Territory would be hibernating for the winter and planned to reopen this Spring (as in now) for their final year at the corner of Franklin and Meserole Avenue before the building is razed for new development. Sadly, Nothern Territory will remain officially closed.