British pub, pizzeria join brewery, Daddy O’s at new ‘hot spot’
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Future owners of an authentic British pub and a pizzeria just signed deals to open at Minthorne Street, a 33,000-square-foot warehouse in Tompkinsville that already houses Flagship Brewery and a soon-to-open DaddyO’s BBQ and Sports Bar.
Minthorne Street has been dubbed “Staten Island’s newest hot spot” by its developers — the father-and-son team of Gary C. and Sam Angiuli. The two new leases are for O’Henry’s Publick House, a 2,200-square-foot pub that will serve authentic British comfort food, and a yet-to-be-named 900-degree brick oven pizzeria of about 2,500 square feet, said the Angiulis.
“Minthorne Street isn’t so much a real estate development project as it is an idea. That idea is to create a new sense of neighborhood and belonging for the residents of the North Shore. We hope that Minthorne Street will be transformational in that sense, and that it will be a cornerstone for the community to build upon for years to come,” said Gary Angiuli, whose family’s car dealerships were housed in the warehouse from the 1970s until 2006.
Both establishments on what he’s touted as a soon-to-be trendy, hip, urban street, will be opened by Staten Island entrepreneurs.
“The first four tenants, Flagship Brewery, DaddyO’s BBQ and Sports Bar, O’Henry’s Publick House and a 900-degree brick oven pizzeria, which has not yet been named, are all owned by residents of Staten Island, who already have strong ties to the community,” said Gary Angiuli.
“These restaurants will all have a great uniqueness about them. We have only one space left and we won’t rent it to a chain restaurant. We want Minthorne Street to represent the commitment and creativity America showed before franchising took hold in the 1960s,” he added, noting that the St. George-based Casandra Properties is the leasing agent for Minthorne Street.
The Anguilis said they hope construction will be complete and both new restaurants will be open by the summer.
“I always wanted to do something different — a little off the beaten path of what every other place offers,” said Great kills resident Lisa McFarland, who is opening O’Henry’s Publick House with Bobby Digi, owner of Island Voice and a well-known North Shore community activist.
The pizzeria lease was signed by Ryan and Terrance McGinley, whose family owns Harmon Funeral Home in West Brighton, said the Angiulis.
PUBLIC PARK TO BE BUILT
The Angiulis are building a public park and recreation space on an elevated platform in the existing parking lot that will be modeled after Manhattan’s Bryant Park. The amenity space will be located across the street from the Minthorne Street building where there is a parking lot now.
“We expect that the 3,500-square-foot private park and amenity space will be open to the community to just relax, enjoy a game of chess or perhaps even listen to some live music from time to time. The space will be named Sam’s Garden after my grandfather who passed away this year. He always loved to plant,” said Sam Angiuli.
Parking for about 70 cars will be underneath the amenity space, the Angiulis said.
“We want to encourage people to take Uber or the train here. That will give the street a different vibe,” said Gary Angiuli, noting they are waiting for permits to proceed with construction of the park.
WORK ALREADY COMPLETED
The first phase of the Minthorne Street project was complete earlier this year. That included refacing the facade of Flagship Brewery, new lighting and more work to restore the building.
The warehouse, which stretches the length of the North Shore block rich in history, dates back to the 1800s. Flagship Brewery was the building’s first tenant two years ago.
Construction on the 9,000-square-foot Daddy O’s new restaurant and sports bar is almost complete and slated to open “before Christmas,” said Greg Fosdal, owner.
The design of the venue has been one that the Angiulis wanted to get just right.
“In order to create the right ‘vibe’ we have worked with multiple architects — all of whom brought great creativity and energy to the project. They are Nicholas Tamborra, Michael Fontaine of Gerner Kronick and Valcarcel, Amie Gross and Lenny Rampulla,” said Gary Angiuli.
With one 5,000 square-foot space remaining at Minthorne Street, Fosdal has proposed putting a Mexican cantina in the space. However, no leases have been signed yet.