Saturday, August 11, 2007

Paper of Record Confirms LeNell's Uncertain Future

The New York Times, a little slow on the uptake, reported on the uncertain future of Red Hook favorite, LeNell's liquor store, in today's paper.

It's a through and very colorful article (nice job, Mr. Wilson), so take a look. My favorite part is this:

The owner herself, LeNell Smothers, a salty, 36-year-old Southern fixture in this Brooklyn neighborhood historically known for its drinking men, has spiced her language even more of late, greeting a reporter this week with a tirade of obscenities.

“I don’t appreciate being ambushed,” she said, more or less, before calming down and explaining why this year, her fourth, will be her store’s last at 416 Van Brunt Street.

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