It appears the lights inside a Paulus Hook, Jersey City storefront that went dark earlier this year won’t be out for long. Sátis Bistro, a European-style restaurant that has been in business for over a decade, is poised to expand into the space.
During their February 15 meeting, Jersey City’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board heard an “expansion of premises transfer” application from Sátis Bistro. The rustic eatery and wine bar, which opened in 2010, sits at 212 Washington Street in Downtown Jersey City and has been serving charcuterie and seasonal entrees alongside a full bar and signature cocktails since.
The expansion application for Sátis Bistro calls for the addition of “premises located at 212 Washington Street, Units #1, #2, and #3, with the expansion premise being Unit #3.” The proposed added space is along the Sussex Street side of the building and formally housed a John’s Pizzeria location.
Per Jersey City Upfront, John’s suddenly closed in January after a 14-year run following an expansion from their initial Times Square location.
The addition gives Sátis Bistro significantly more seating than their current space and would allow an even greater expansion of their outdoor dining capacity during the warmer months. Despite the board hearing the application, an inquiry we placed to Sátis Bistro regarding the expansion plan has thus far gone unanswered.