RedFarm and Parm Set Sights On WilliamsburgBy Billy Lyons
December 10, 2013
As Eater reported earlier today, a company under the name Red Farm BK LLC, whose name bears a striking resemblance to perennially packed West Village dim sum den RedFarm, recently applied for a liquor license renewal at 20 Skillman Avenue in Williamsburg. The space, which previously contained the House of Small Wonder, is approved to sell booze but is seeking a tenant to attract customers to dine in the shadows of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The restaurant's partners have not made a formal announcement about a desire to open in Williamsburg, so we'll await word from owner Ed Schoenfeld and chef Joe Ng. On the other side of the BQE, Eater adds that the Torrisi brothers have signed a lease at 162 North Fourth Street to bring Parm's beloved meatballs over the bridge. North Fourth Street is also expected to be the home of a new Umami Burger as well as a Whole Foods, so we could be seeing the development of a new restaurant row.
Update: Red Farm's reps wrote in to clarify that they are not opening a Williamsburg branch of the restaurant now. The restaurant's legal name is RF Hudson LLC, not Red Farm BK LLC.