File under extremely inauspicious restaurant opening.
Less than a week after its grand opening, Park Slope’s new greek restaurant is shuttered: pending the apparent arraignment of its owner, Peter Livanos, on charges of hitting on his waitstaff.
Facts on the ground are still a bit sketchy but the eye-witness saw the owner getting led off in handcuffs by Brooklyn’s
Finest, the 78th Precinct. And said witness heard the charge was ”sexual harassment of a waitress.” I didn’t even know that was a crime in Brooklyn.
Up until an hour ago, I was still trying to figure out the name of the place. It’s Faros, by the way. That lighthouse symbol thingy is apparently Greek for F. And F’d is what this place is if this shit is true.
I just looked him up on the internet and found this:
ELDERLY tenants of a landmarked Park Slope townhouse are living without heat – and enduring a hazardous demolition – while their landlord renovates the building. The five remaining residents of 598 Sixth St. – a tony Brownstone Brooklyn address near Prospect Park – have had ceilings collapse, windows shatter and foul-smelling liquid pour into their homes since the renovation began in July. Managing agent Peter Livanos gave tenants electric heaters to keep warm while his company, Rahi Associates LLC, converts the 12-unit building into 16 apartments. But tenants who are taking Livanos to Housing Court this month charge Livanos is trying to make them so miserable that they will leave their rent-stabilized apartments. 2005 NY Daily News article
How do you say Oy in Greek?
Per Here’s Park Slope, it was all just a big misunderstanding.
“I just spoke with Livanos, and he told me that the reason for the police activity was “a misunderstanding with a lady.” He will need to go to court, but the restaurant will open this afternoon as usual, and will stay open.”