From the Daily News:
The gourmet food market and cafe that replaced famed Sheepshead Bay restaurant Lundy's finally opened its doors last week - and was promptly hit with sanctions by the city.
A day after the the Cherry Hill Gourmet Market and Restaurant opened, city inspectors found the business was in violation of special zoning rules, and operating without a certificate of occupancy.
Owner David Isaev was hit with a $5,000 penalty and issued two more violations that could result in additional fines.
Buildings Department spokeswoman Carly Sullivan said inspectors found Isaev was running a grocery store in violation of the terms of the Sheepshead Bay Special District.
The rules allow only water-related businesses such as boat shops and bait-and-tackle stores, in addition to restaurants and bars.
Isaev insists he plans to open a 400-seat restaurant on the second floor of the landmarked building, but opponents doubt those plans are for real.
Photo from Sheepshead Bites