Sadly, the lights are going out on Building on Bond & Bar Robert.
104 BOND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY
To my friends, customers, and extended Boerum Hill family:
In late September 2007, I was walking Thor, my then two-year-old Havanese, through the beautiful tree-lined streets of Boerum Hill. Just the day before, I had been talking to my business partner, John, about expanding our design and construction company when, lo and behold, I saw a ''For Lease" sign at the corner of Pacific Street and Bond. It was an ideal location—we signed the lease and soon started to design and build out what would become Building on Bond.
The goal was to have a place that would be part of the community—where a neighbor could drop off a key for an out of town guest, or sit for hours writing their first novel, perhaps launch a new business, or meet up to chat with friends. I was thrilled to see it become more than that.
Over the years, BoB became an extension of many neighbors' living rooms…a place for pumpkin carving & gingerbread making, to hear live Jazz, or watch the World Cup…trivia nights, presidential debates & election results (for better and worse), to name a few.
In 2015, believing Boerum Hill didn’t have enough cool spots to get a glass of wine or a nice cocktail, we expanded next door and opened Bar Robert. It, too, became a successful and well-loved destination…and one of the few places in the neighborhood where you could groove to tunes from a vintage jukebox or DJ.
Unfortunately, I’ve had to make a tough decision…the most difficult of my life. And so, with a very heavy heart, I have to announce that Building on Bond and Bar Robert will not be reopening at this location…and perhaps never again. An uncooperative landlord has made it impossible for us to reopen (suffice it to say, I would rather not get into specific details).
The important thing is that I will dearly miss seeing you all at the corner of Bond and Pacific. It has been a true pleasure to meet and greet, and get to know, so many of you over the years.
Building on Bond and Robert will always live on in our memories.
Phil Morgan (Owner).