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Le Refuge Inn City Island-Bronx

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anavelado May 3, 2009 09:43 AM

Does anyone know what happened to Le Refuge Inn. Did it close?? At one point the answering machine said closed for renovation now the number is disconnected??? Thanks

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    johnindabronx May 11, 2009 03:02 PM

    The truth is their liquor permit was grandfathered. They are within 200' or whatever the rule is of a school. The state liquor board decided to revoke it. Depsite that the school (private) wrote a letter to the SLB siting that they were a good neighbor and the school never had an issue with the inn. Sad but it seems La Refuge will be gone forever, unless someone steps in.

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      lyndawgs May 5, 2009 02:49 PM

      It was closed for zoning issues. Apparently our former borough president, now an official in Obama's cabinet and a neighbor to Le Refuge, couldn't do anything to save it. Gentrification doesn't fly in the BX.

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        Amy Mintzer May 5, 2009 08:40 PM

        Weird. Because they were in business there for years.

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        chowkitty May 5, 2009 01:33 PM

        I think it must have closed. I tried to call there recently to make a reservation for our anniversary and the number was disconnected. Anyone know what happened?

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          Amy Mintzer May 3, 2009 08:13 PM

          I think it must have closed, because I saw something a real estate story at some point that referred to a house that was "formerly Le Refuge." Don't know any more.

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