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Elementi in Park Slope Files for Bankruptcy

BrookBoy Jun 4, 2009 08:03 AM

Read today in Crane's New York Business.Com that Elementi filed for bankruptcy on Monday. Here is the link — the article says it all.

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/...

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    parkslopemama Jul 8, 2009 10:35 AM

    A friend of mine worked there and hated it. I'm not surprised to hear that they failed to pay their payroll taxes....

    I wonder what's going to happen with the wife's "MYR" cosmetic store further down 7th Ave. That place is ALWAYS empty.

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      JanetG Jul 1, 2009 12:57 PM

      You know what Park Slope could use in that space? A laid-back local bar. Oh, wait, that what Snooky's was

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        Tay Jul 1, 2009 03:02 PM

        JanetG
        " Oh, wait, that what Snooky's was"
        IFunny... I was just thinking the same thing.! I wonder how that f'ormat' would do now?

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          secondbecky Jul 2, 2009 10:49 AM

          Hmmm funny you should mention it, cuz that's what my business partner and I are thinking of doing.
          We looked at the Elementi space but the owner is asking a ridiculous amount per month.
          Elementi had very mediocre food anyways...

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            Mike R. Jul 3, 2009 05:24 AM

            If I may...I'll betcha that someone who opens one of those "Chirping Chicken" type (open-grilled or Portuguese-style butterflied, marinated birds) places with huge volume at REASONABLE prices with great sides and can swing between massive take-out and a sit-down area (perhaps with a garden-space?) will do quite well....this economy demands nothing more. Think Dallas Jones BBQ, except focused less on red meat, more on quality technique and having enough addictive buzz, especially for the 'Slopers.

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              slopeguy Jul 5, 2009 03:26 AM

              Mike, they have one named Coco Rocco, Peruvian yes, not sure about the chicken though.

              Ahh Snooky's that place was awesome back in the day

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                Peter Cherches Jul 6, 2009 07:21 AM

                Coco Roco used to be my favorite restaurant in the slope, then they took a serious nosedive. But it's possible the chicken is still good.

      2. bigmackdaddy Jun 4, 2009 06:49 PM

        big mistake not paying the IRS. You always pay the Fellas first.

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          slopeguy Jul 1, 2009 04:48 AM

          not surprised at all, they had a large space and it was never very busy.

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            Laddie Din Jul 1, 2009 10:03 AM

            empty, empty. Never tried it, but it couldn't have been worse than Sotto Voce, which mysteriously packs them in. New Italian restaurants are suicidal in the Slope these days. So are most other restaurants. I fear we're in for more cell-phone and glasses stores or else FOR RENT signs everywhere.

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              planetjess Jul 1, 2009 10:28 AM

              It definitely wasn't worse than Sotto Voce--it was considerably better. I'd say it was "good" (as opposed to very good), if uneven. There was definite effort being put into it, as opposed to Sotto Voce, at which there hasn't been anything new under the sun for the past decade, as far as I can tell.

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                Peter Cherches Jul 1, 2009 10:56 AM

                I think Sotto Voce is popular because it's cheap. Wasn't Elementi somewhat more upscale? Aunt Suzie has survived all these years too.

                http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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                  planetjess Jul 2, 2009 08:00 AM

                  Yup, Elementi was more upscale. Don't even get me started on Aunt Suzie's--that place has been a source of marital discord for me for years.

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