The “closed” sign on Atlantic Avenue’s historic, chrome-and neon-signed Long Island Bar and Restaurant is not forever, The Stoop has learned.
Owner Emma Sullivan sent locals into a tizzy when she put up the sign last week, but it turns out that she’s taking a siesta in Spain, according to a source close to her.
Our source said that the Sullivan family, which has owned the Atlantic Avenue diner since 1951, is taking a little extra time off because of a new baby in the clan.
“It’s good stuff happening, and they will open again,” he reassured us.
The old-fashioned eatery has served as an Art Deco landmark at the corner of Henry Street. As neighborhood lore has it, the neat lace curtains that hang in the restaurant’s front window have been there since Sullivan, now a grandmother, was a girl working under her father, Ramon Montero, who opened the place.