The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mamary Bounces; LPT to Move?

Jim Mamary is closing Lincoln Park Tavern. Well, as I've said here before, that's the plan. Landlord Rong Ge wants serious coin, and now that Mamary has Bluebird Cafe up and running, he's probably willing to ride month to month til Rong locks the doors. He recently re-upped his liquor license, so perhaps there's an extension or two in play for the (tentative) Feb 1 sayonara.

But wait. There's more.

Enter the ghost of Meytex, one of the only real Ghanaian Chop Bars in town. Since closing earlier this year, I'll bet you've wondered what will take its place. What if I told you, on very good authority, that Mamary has leased the place and will be moving his operation over there? If the fight with Rong is finally winding down, perhaps the longtime restauranteur will finally find the right mix of businesses for his Leffertsonian strategy. A notorious tinkerer, Mamary is always looking for the perfect mix of zeitgeist and comfort. Perhaps at 545 Flatbush Avenue, he'll hit the sweetspot.

Au Revoir Meytex. Remember that time the SUV backed into the windows?


Christopher1974 said...

I've always been afraid to go into LPT. It looks seedy and not in a good way. Maybe a new location will do it well?

Clarkson FlatBed said...

I'm scared of ISIS!

Seriously though, I ate there last night. I'm not writing home (actually I am, but it's about something else). But it gets the job done. There was a serious smell of cat spray right near our table, the one by the window. Even the kids smelled it.

The folks who work there in its twighlight are sweet. I hope they will remain employed in the new space.

LPT the BAR is exactly what a dive bar should be. Though I don't spend time in it personally, it's hardly seedy. Have a few bourbon and beers and I suspect it'll feel like Plaza Hotel.

MikeF said...

I can't be the only one who thought of breasts when you "mamary bounces".

jLogger said...

Love the staff and the food. I hope they find a good home.