A Restaurant Built In Quarantine: Prospect Heights' Newest Eatery

Restauranteur Randi Lee was a few months from opening his first solo restaurant in Prospect Heights — a dream, in many ways, 25 years in the making — when the coronavirus pandemic hit New York City.

Soon, the construction manager he’d hired to make over the Dean Street eatery headed to Canada to check on family, his landlord came down with the coronavirus and New York’s restaurant industry had all but shuttered.

Lee started thinking of an “exit strategy,” wondering if he should abandon his dream altogether.

But instead, he got to work.

Randi Lee was months away from his dream of opening his own restaurant when the coronavirus stalled construction crews — so he got to work.

Randi Lee was months away from his dream of opening his own restaurant when the coronavirus stalled construction — so he got to […]

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