Late last week Lost City reported that the wonderful signs adorning Sunset Park’s Rainbow Cafe had been stripped off, but even though they’re gone for good from the 5th Avenue building they’ll be restored and then sold. Meanwhile, DOB permits shed a bit of light on what’s replacing the restaurant, which closed a few years ago: The new owner is converting the ground floor from an eatery into a retail space. There are no details about what sort of store is planned, though.
Rainbow Cafe Update: Signs Will Be Saved, Restored! [Lost City] GMAP DOB