Tuesday, June 27, 2017


UPDATE, June 28, 2017, from Sycamore's Facebook page:
"OPEN at 4pm Today!! Cold beers are flowin' at Sycamore, and we are soooo grateful for all your support, concerns and just pure love. Come on over. We've missed you tremendously!! Thank you  "
Additional information about the closing is in the blog's June 28th post here.


After inspecting Sycamore Flower Shop and Bar yesterday (Monday), the Department of Health shut the bar down at 5:00  p.m., as explained in Sycamore's Facebook post above.

The bar's post states that "The crux of the closure pertains to our dual business model. The coexistence of the flower shop and bar is suddenly a little too cozy in the eyes of the great city of New York."

The findings of yesterday's inspection haven't yet been posted on the Restaurant Grades page on the Department of Health website. The results of the January inspection are still posted there. Sycamore received fifteen violation points and a grade of B.

The Sanitary Violations in January were
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. (Critical)
2) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred. (Critical)
3) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. (Non-critical)

This disclaimer is posted below the inspection report:
Disclaimer: The scores presented for recent inspections may not be final.

Restaurants are entitled to a hearing to challenge citations issued by the Department, and successful challenges may result in a change to the score and/or grade issued at the time of the inspection.

Some of the scores presented here may reflect inspection results that are being challenged but have not yet been adjudicated; the Department will update the information if it changes.
In a comment under the Facebook post, City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene wrote "Thank you for bringing this to our attention. My office is currently looking into resolving this issue."

Sycamore Flower Shop and Bar
1118 Cortelyou Road
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
(347) 240-5850
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com