Lundy’s Walkthrough Photo Gallery
Recently I was invited for a tour inside Lundyâ€™s, as a way to straighten out rumors about what is going on inside and what the business planes to become. Putting aside most of the rumors until after the Sheepshead Bay meeting. Here is what I learned from my tour:
Cherry Hill Gourmet Market, which is a High-Quality Gourmet Deli, which will be opening inside the landmark Lundyâ€™s location. They donâ€™t own the building but they are leasing it from the owner.
When you first walk in you immediately notice the quality and amount of the work and your hit by the amount of money that was obviously spent inside. It almost coins the term spared no expense.
The first floor is covered in stone flooring; the columns are wrapped in custom built wood shelving, the walls are lined with stainless steel deli counters with more custom built wood shelving. All of the woodwork was done on site and surprisingly, the ceiling is covered in hundreds of multi-colored wicker baskets.
Where the Clam Bar used to be is now a bakery of sorts, where they will be selling baked goods, pastries, cakes, coffee, and tea.
Where the restaurant seating used to be (the center of Lundy’s) is now a large, open air, circular refrigerator, cash registers and a small eating area.
The ceiling above the small eating area is covered in hand made ceramic flowers, designed as a large tree, this was the most impressive out of all the work.
The mezzanine has a decent mural painted on its all but the whole mezzanine maybe has seating for 25.
On the 2nd Floor will be a Seafood Restaurant and Party Hall. In the past in Lundyâ€™s peak, they would have 20,000 customers a weekend, 2,000 sitting at any time. This new restaurant might be able to seat a max of 300, but that number in my opinion is going to be a stretch.
They still have everything they took down off the building IE: the Awning and Lettering and have since restored or repainted them. They will be putting them back up.
They also Restored or changed over 200 stained-glass windows. Restored and repainted all of the outdoor lamps. They kept all of the original lighting and chandeliers. They also have most if not all of the old original Lundys artwork,photographs, frames that used to surround Lundy’s.
Our tour guide explained that they would â€œhopefully before the summer but as quickly as two weeks.”
I’m looking forward to tonight’s meeting so I can further explain the politics, behind what is keeping them from opening.