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Brooklyn Nibbles: Red Hook’s Bouillabaisse Sleep with Fishes, Ganic Gone

January 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy scaredy kat/flickr]

With all the attention being paid to whether or not LeNell’s is closing, there is other news to report of closure in Red Hook. First, however, we will turn to a colorful detail about LeNell’s (and what detail about her and her place isn’t?) from a prized Red Hook store has been sporting a sign that says it’s new hours are “When ever the Hell LeNell feels like being open.” Which does, indeed, sound like LeNell. Now on to other interesting news aboiut Annabelle’s/Bouillabassie, which took over the space that had been Lillie’s, once on the wasteland of Beard Street and now across the street from Ikea. Our source writes:

It would seem that Annabelle’s/La Bouilllabaisse, the restaurant across the street from IKEA, continues to pay homage to it’s predecessor in the space, Lillie’s. By closing. After keeping sporadic hours during December, it has been shuttered for all of January. Craigslist postings – and angry public tirades – would indicate that Neil Ganic (who we will refer to with diplomacy as “hot-headed,” or, if you prefer without diplomacy, as an “asshole“) is no longer involved with the endeavor. He lasted about 6 months.

What can you say? Red Hook is just different.

Tags: Brooklyn Nibbles · Red Hook

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Jan 27, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    This was a great place to go when Lillie had it. This new version was lame. It’s a great space but this time around they tried to make it look very modern and polished but failed badly. I was out there just after they opened and it was Saturday night but the place was dead. The vibe is gone.