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A New England style clam shack with raw bar, lobster and clam rolls, and ice cold beer coming soon to Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood!
A New England style clam shack with raw bar, lobster and clam rolls, and ice cold beer coming soon to Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood!
162 backers pledged $13,000 to help bring this project to life.

We made it to our goal! Plus some construction updates and other assorted news & notes.

Hey Everyone!

Happy middle of July! Hope you are reading this from a beautiful and distant tropical locale. Just another quick update. As you probably know we met our funding goal last week which is gonna help us get Littleneck open quicker and in turn bring you closer to all those free clams, oysters, and "beverages". So first off a huge thank you for helping to make that happen so fast. Of course we can still use any help we can get and I, for one, am waiting for some generous soul to splurge on the free "beverages" and raw bar for life deal. Gonna be any day now.....

Also, a few people have gotten in touch with offers to help with build out and leads on recycled construction materials and a few others have popped their heads in and introduced themselves in person which is totally cool.

And a couple more websites have given us some love. You can check it out at Black Book, Nona Brooklyn, Gowanus Your Face Off, and the somewhat-NSFW F**Ked in Park Slope.

Oh yeah, and our pals over at Norton Records who are getting ready for their 25th anniversary blowout at The Bell House later on this year gave us a little love! We are going to be running some cool specials during the festival (and I personally will also be moonlighting all 4 nites in the fabulous NOR-TONES, the band comprised of Norton Rec. employees past and present) so be sure to check it all out.

In the meantime, we're making some serious progress with construction. We have rehabilitated the original wood floors which were in pretty rough shape as you can see from the before/after picture below. They were buried under a stick-on parquet and some cheap carpeting for several decades and had a ton of nails and staples and grime mashed up into them but we were able to bring em back to life anyway. Looks pretty slick, right?

And check out this reclaimed sink we scored which will also double as a Duchamp installation in the executive washroom:

Aside from that, the walls have all been furred out, the kitchen framing is up, and we just got the hook-up on some low-VOC paint which means it is very low-impact on the environment.

There is still a long way to go but that's the news right now!

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    1. Creator ella biondi on July 18, 2011

      Congratulations, looks great. Can't wait to taste those belly fried clams <;0). Best wishes, ella