Brooklyn Public Library's
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online

Brooklyn Eagle

Read about
Brooklyn Eagle
and Contact Us

Main page
RSS Channels
Bay Ridge
Atlantic Yards
Photo Galleries
Brooklyn Today
Brooklyn People
Brooklyn Cyclones
Courthouse News & Cases
Brooklyn SPACE
Street Beat
Brooklyn Inc
Brooklyn KIDS
Editorial viewpoint
Brooklyn Woman
Up & Coming
Hills & Gardens
Auction Advertiser
On Food
Historically Speaking
Health Care
Get A LifeStyle
On This Day in History
Community Boards
Stars and stripes
Community News
Brooklyn Yellow Pages

Contact Us
If you'd like to contact us click here

Read about Us HERE
Business: Location:
Frozen Yogurt
Gift Baskets
Gift Shops
Greeting Cards
Home Decor
Home Repair
Home Security
Home Theater
Mens Clothing
Party Supplies
Pet Stores
T Shirts

April 3, 2020

Changes to Historic Gage & Tollner Restaurant by Discount Jewelry Store Made Without Landmarks OK
by Linda Collins (, published online 08-26-2011

By Linda Collins
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

FULTON MALL — The hot pink material and wall panels installed by the new tenant of the landmarked former Gage & Tollner restaurant space on Fulton Mall may have to come off, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

“We inspected the site last week, determined the changes were made without LPC approval and issued a warning letter,” said Elisabeth de Bourbon, LPC press secretary.

The letter says the owner must obtain a permit for the work or face a violation and potential fines, according to de Bourbon.

“The owner has 20 days to respond to the letter before we issue a notice of violation,” she told the Eagle yesterday.

First reported in The Brooklyn Paper and on, the new tenant, a discount jewelry store called Ladies & Gents, had added track lighting and the wall panels to give the space a more modern feel, but the original bar, gas lamps and revolving front door remain intact.

According to its website, Ladies & Gents is a tri-state chain that sells fashion items to customers looking for glitzy, but affordable, merchandise.

“We’re expecting to do well here,” Efi Shalev, assistant manager, told The Brooklyn Paper. “So far it’s been good.”

The jewelry shop is the most recent incarnation of the historic restaurant’s home.

As the Eagle has reported, it’s seen a T.G.I. Friday’s come and go and, most recently, an Arby’s roast beef, whose designers worked diligently with the LPC to come up with acceptable changes to the interior.

Some shoppers and area residents said they were shocked at the transformation, but commercial real estate brokers say it’s all about finding a tenant.

“And getting the rent,” one broker said.

* * *

Questions? Comments? Sound off to the Editor


© Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2011 All materials posted on are protected by United States copyright law. Just a reminder, though -- It’s not considered polite to paste the entire story on your blog. Most blogs post a summary or the first paragraph,( 40 words) then post a link to the rest of the story. That helps increase click-throughs for everyone, and minimizes copyright issues. So please keep posting, but not the entire article. arturcatt




Daily Cover

Weekly Cover

Real Estate Brooklyn

Bay Ridge Eagle