Last Wednesday, a hand scrawled sign appeared taped outside the window of the former The Grill on Broadway building “announcing” a new soul food restaurant was moving in. Despite the inclusion of a lengthy “sample menu” that looked quite good, it turns out God’s Place on Broadway was just a prayer.
The self-proclaimed ex-homeless chef asked supporters to “sign this sign” to see the restaurant open. Mobilizing neighborhood support is great, but he’ll also need to scrape together $15,700 a month — the current going rent according to the property’s real estate listing.
As of Friday afternoon the banner was down. The real estate broker for the 314 Broadway E building confirmed God’s Place was just pie-in-the-sky antics. Nevertheless, we have an email out to the hopeful restauranteur.
God’s Place may have been fake news, but it’s been the only news to surface on the future of the prime restaurant space since The Grill shuttered in April. The building’s broker wouldn’t comment on why it was taking so long to get a new bar/restaurant to sign a lease.
CHS has tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with the building owners.