The owner of a Bed Stuy lounge plans to spice up the desolate area around the Manhattan Bridge in downtown Brooklyn by opening a restaurant that serves West African, Trinidadian and American food. After a decade of running Amarachi on Franklin Avenue, Joseph Adewumi wants to bring that Bed Stuy feel to an eatery called Amarachi Prime, in the ground floor space at 189 Bridge Street.
The 2,500-square-foot restaurant will serve typical American fare like pancakes, waffles, burgers and salmon, as well as Caribbean staples like oxtail stew. Adewumi hopes to open by July 4 and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner into the wee hours. (He plans to stay open until 4 am Fridays and Saturdays.) Community Board 2 approved his application for a full liquor license last week. GMAP