The facade you see above at 161 Livingston (at Smith St.) is right now completely covered in plywood–the New Apollo Restaurant is getting a total makeover, as described in inimitable buildings-speak in the DOB filings:
RENOVATE EXISTING RESTAURANT W/ SEATING LAYOUT,INTERIOR FINSHES,CEILING AND INTERIOR PARTITIONS.
INTERIOR DEMO OF NON LOAD BEARING WALLS, CEILINGS, FLOORING FINISHED, GYPSUM BOARD, FURNITURE, BOOTHS AND SEATING. REMOVAL OF EXTERIOR STORE FRONT, DOORS AND ROOLDOWN GATES.
We hope that if there’s a new sign, it’s at least as cool as the old one.