from today's New York Daily News:
The restaurant's old phone number was reinstalled Thursday. And, in three months' time, Armando's will reopen on Montague St., said former and future owner Peter Byros.
The Italian eatery closed last year, and the sandwich chain Spicy Pickle opened briefly in its place. "They didn't make it; they defaulted on their lease," said Byros, who also owns the building and retired last year. "I thought I'd had enough after 27 years."
Byros is the third owner of the restaurant, which opened on the spot during the Great Depression. Maria Byros, Peter's daughter, will manage the new Armando's.
"We're going to keep it in a similar style - Old New York - but freshened up," said the younger Byros, noting the menu will feature some yet-to-be-determined new items, along with some old favorites.
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Personally, I was never impressed with Armando's food, given the nearby alternatives (Noodle Pudding, La Traviata, Caffe Buon Gusto), bus perhaps the "freshened up" style will make all the difference.