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  • Pamela Silvestri |

286 South . . . a restaurant awakens with a grand opening from humble beginnings

Updated: May. 24, 2023, 6:17 a.m.| Published: May. 22, 2023, 3:09 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — For the official ribbon cutting at 286 South Restaurant and Catering hall, promoter Scott Maurer mustered up his idea of the most joyful celebration possible — live music and local politicians. After all, this quintessential moment somehow had to reflect the arduous journey of this business from its inception as Waterside Bar & Grill to its evolution as a new business in a formerly blighted building.

General manager Joe Guli said, “Yes, it’s been a long haul. But as a testament to our little family of employees, we’re all here.”

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