More on the Plan for the American Flatbread Space

The questionnaire submitted to Community Board 1 for the restaurant opening at 205 Hudson, where American Flatbread was, doesn’t include a name, description, or menu. But judging from the proprietors, it doesn’t seem a stretch to deduce that it’ll be kosher. The four names on the questionnaire are Billy Reilly and Gerard Scollan of Apogee Events, who were also partners in the Tribeca outpost of American Flatbread, and Benny Azizov of New York Kosher Caterers; the manager is listed as chef Moses Wendel, whose kosher Brooklyn bistro, Pardes, closed in the fall of 2016.

The plan calls for 202 seats in the 3,500-square-foot dining area and 31 stools (and no tables) in the bar 2,000-square-foot bar. (Below are floor plans for the ground floor and lower level, respectively.) The requested hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday. The only other item of note on the questionnaire is that both live music and recorded music will be incorporated; given that and the involvement of Reilly, Scollan, and Azizov, it’ll be interesting to hear what sort of events might be held there. Weddings, for instance?

The meeting of the CB1 Licensing Committee is this Wednesday, January 10, at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building (1 Centre St.). Tribeca is last on the agenda, so there’s no telling when 205 Hudson will be discussed. I’ll be out of town, so anyone who attends is encouraged to file a report. Nearby residents have long had issues with the two event spaces atop 205 Hudson, and they resisted the last plan for the ground floor—and the one before that—so the discussion could get lively.

UPDATE: James pointed out something that I had noticed but forgot to mention, which is that the hours also point toward the restaurant being kosher. And Dani added that “6pm is merely a precaution. Most places close around 1 p.m. in the winter and 3-4 p.m. in the summer.”


  1. “8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday”

    The earlier, 6 p.m. Friday closing (vs. 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. otherwise) confirms the idea it will be kosher.

    • Precisely, although no kosher places stay open that late. 6pm is merely a precaution. Most places close around 1pm in the winter and 3-4pm in the summer.

      • My question regarding the closing times of 6pm on Friday’s? Does this mean that the space wont be rented to a 3rd party for private catered events during those times. This has been a work around in the past for the industry.