STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The late Saverio “Sam” Angiuli would likely be proud of Minthorne Street and its Inspiration Plaza if he could see how his son, Gary C. Angiuli, transformed the auto dealership he owned for 40 years into what it is today.
Angiuli, along with his son, Sam, created a restaurant row inside the 33,000-square-foot warehouse that includes Flagship Brewery; DaddyO’s BBQ and Sports Bar; Goalmine and Juicemine, an acai bowl and smoothie bar; Flour & Oak and the soon-to-be open O’Henry’s Publick House, an authentic British pub.
And across the street, above the parking lot, Angiuli built “Inspiration Plaza” — a 2,500-square-foot public recreation space modeled after Manhattan’s Bryant Park.
“Inspiration Plaza is open to the public now, although it’s not officially complete because we are still waiting to install a lighting package. There are glass walls there that will have some color changing patterns at night. There is also free WiFi,” said Angiuli.