In 2008, the Handlebar Restaurant, located at 23 Hallock Ave.Route 25A in Mt. Sinai, gained fame by appearing on FOX's Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay.
The appearance didn't help the restaurant as it closed down soon after. The restaurant then reopened in 2010 as Skybox Restaurant and Sports Lounge, but didn't last long and closed in Fall of this year.
According to the bulding owner, a lease was just recently taken out on the spot, though it's too early to tell what will be coming to this famed location.
With the right owner, can a restaurant or pub actually survive in this spot or are there too many negative vibes for it to last? Could the location, right where 25A forks off at Nesconset Highway, hurt the business?
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