More than six months after adjusting its regular hours and adding new menu items, Hobnob has announced it will no longer operate as a dine-in restaurant.
Owner Ellen Cottrill sent a statement on Jan. 9, that read, “Thank you to all our loyal customers. As of today, Hobnob will no longer be opened as a dine-in restaurant, but will continue as a venue for corporate events, private receptions and group meetings. This was a very difficult decision but ultimately the best option as a business.”
Cottrill continued, “We are very proud of the restaurant we built, and hope that Hobnob will continue to contribute to the growth of the Brooklyn/Riverside area. Our goal in opening the restaurant was to create a space where people could connect over great food in a social atmosphere. By focusing solely on private events, we will continue to deliver that experience.”
Hobnob is the second restaurant to close on the ground floor of 220 Riverside, which debuted in September 2015 and cost $2.6 million in taxpayer money. Sbraga &Company closed in July 2016 following an eight-month run.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza is the only remaining restaurant at Unity Plaza.
Cottrill said those with gift cards to Hobnob may use them toward private event fees and at various local restaurants with which Hobnob has partnered.
For more information on private events or gift cards, email firstname.lastname@example.org