Monday, January 5, 2009

Public Comment Wednesday on New Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar - UPDATE

The new cranberry-colored Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar will open at 50 Henry Street in the former Wine Bar. There will be an opportunity for public comment at a CB2 meeting to be held Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, 121 DeKalb Ave., North Pavilion, Third Floor Conference Rooms 3A and 3B.

According to the Brooklyn Heights Blog and the Brooklyn Paper, the BHWB will be a joint venture from the owners of Henry’s End (Mark Lahm) and Cranberry’s (Jim Montemarano).

The restaurant will serve small, succulent plates of "cheeses, charcuterie, soups and interesting salads.” Come spring, wine will be served.

Frankly, we can't wait. Mark and Jim are bonafide food professionals with a long and positive history in the neighborhood.

Lahm made it clear to the Brooklyn Paper that there are "no associations whatsoever with Dan Kaufman . . ."

Kaufman was arrested in July. His activities are credited with driving the Busy Chef -- along with its sister stores, Blue Pig ice cream shop, Wine Bar, Oven restaurant and Busy Chef Court Street -- out of business.

In addition to the $25,000 that Kaufman allegedly stole from customers, he also allegedly took much more from the business itself, falsifying the books to cover up the losses.

UPDATE: More juicy details about what will be on the menu (and what business used to be in the space) at the Brooklyn Eagle.

- Brooklyn Heights: Busy Chef Cover Up -- Stop Work Order
- 50 Ex- Busy Chef Restaurant Employees in Brooklyn, Ready to Work
- And Then There Were None: The Wine Bar, Last in Brooklyn's Busy Chef Empire, Closes
- 'Mired in Scandal,' It's All Over for Brooklyn's Busy Chef
- Why the Brooklyn Paper Didn't Write About the Crook at the Busy Chef and What This Means For America
- Arrested Busy Chef Partner Has a History in Boston
- A Busy Brooklyn Chef Now Under Arrest
- Downtown Brooklyn Busy Chef Pretty Busy
- Busy Chef Empire: Frozen Dinners or Homemade Cuisine?
- Busy Chef coming to Court Street

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Anonymous said...

no doubt that jim and mark will make this place work but they should be honest alan young is their landlord

Anonymous said...

allen young is not the landlord, he has nothing to do with this business.

shelly said...

Well, There is no doubt that jim and mark will make this place work but they should be honest alan young is their landlord. he has nothing to do with this business.
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