Singer says the restaurant is gearing up just as the summer season is
winding down, because it took a whole year to secure permits and finish
construction. He wants the roofdeck to become a year-round destination,
though. He showed us the plans for a glass enclosure covering most of
the dining area.
"It will have a completely glass roof, with glass bi-fold doors so in
the summer you can open the doors and it's as if you're sitting
outside. In the winter, we close all the doors. We have heat," Singer
There's a planned Times Square site on Eighth Avenue between 45th and
46th Streets. In Coney Island, Wahlburgers joins a growing list of
national eateries—but the locals don't seem worried the neighborhood's
character is in jeopardy.
"Before, other than Nathan's---that was it. Now, we got Wahlburgers.
It's a great addition to us. It brings more people," says business owner