Replacement ‘Gem’ Found for Vacated Cafe Henrie on Forsyth Street
Cafe Henrie failed last month after two years on Forsyth Street. It was the casual hangout founded by Le Baron principal Andre Saraiva (aka street artist Mr. A). Now a month later, a new replacement is already lined up to take over 116 Forsyth Street.
The outcome of Henrie in mid-November wasn’t a complete shock, though. With potentially flagging sales, Saraiva twice tried to upgrade to a full liquor license, but Community Board 3 got in the way both times.
Now, one Paris McGarry is poised to open a spot here. The heretofore whitewashed Forsyth facade was just painted black in anticipation of the new venture, dubbed Gem, a ten-table “New American” restaurant open from 8am to midnight daily. According to the application materials submitted to CB3, this Gem will serve “pastries” during daytime hours and “small plates” at nighttime. McGarry is currently fast-tracked to obtain beer-wine privileges, having agreed to CB3’s standard stipulations.