Glady’s, the popular Caribbean eatery in Crown Heights, has announced that has closed permanently as a result of COVID-19, the latest restaurant and bar casualty in New York City due to the pandemic. Starting off as a sandwich shop by owner Michael Jacober, Glady’s transitioned to a Jamaican eatery inspired by Crown Heights’ demographics. Glady’s has also been featured as filming location on television shows like Luke Cage and Modern Love.

Inside Glady’s, film still from Modern Love.. Photo: Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios

Glady’s was well-known for its homemade jerk sauce, which featured prominently in dishes like jerk chicken, jerk tofu, and jerk pork with rice and beans, plantains, spicy slaw, zucchini, and pickled red onion. Additionally, Glady’s served popular dishes like a veggie sandwich with fries and a peppered shrimp platter. The eatery also served a variety of cocktails like Painkillers and Tradewinds. Before COVID-19 hit, it had also recently underwent a renovation, including an updating exterior facade.

Glady's Restaurant in Crown Heights

“Unfortunately, due to the financial stress of Covid-19 and failed negotiations with our landlord Glady’s will be closing indefinitely after service on Sunday, June 28th…” Glady’s wrote on Instagram. “It has been a pleasure to serve the Franklin Avenue community these last 7 years.” We photographed the restaurant on Saturday, when it was still serving take out through the front window. On Sunday, Shannon Mustipher from Glady’s served drinks on the sidewalk as a farewell to the neighborhood:


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@shannonmustipher giving proper good byes from @gladysrumbar #wray #franklinave #crownheights #fuckcovid19

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Although Glady’s Crown Heights location is now closed, sister restaurant Mo’s Original and sister bar Any Thing remain open.

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