Peaches HotHouse Fort Greene Not Closing, Just Giving Up Their Indoor Dining Space

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Despite signage that went up last week worrying locals, Peaches HotHouse Fort Greene is not closing.

What they are doing is giving up their indoor dining space, Ben Grossman, cofounder of B+C Restaurants, which owns the restaurant at 87 South Elliott Place in addition to other Peaches locations in Brooklyn, told Brownstoner.

“It’s been rough going for everybody,” Grossman said. When the pandemic closed down restaurants, and with no help from the landlord on rent, they decided to give up part of their space (originally two spaces — they had knocked down a separating wall when it was occupied by sister restaurant Smoke Joint) as the prospects of indoor dining appeared to not be returning anytime soon.

Peaches HotHouse Fort Greene, which took over the space from Smoke Joint in 2018, is still open for takeout and delivery, with some outdoor seating located in the adjoining Fowler Square. Grossman said they are looking into heating options for the outdoor seating, anticipating that the winter will be tough on the restaurant industry.

“We used to think about the future,” he said of the restaurants he owns. “Now we just think about the following week.”

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