Charlie's Seafood closing
- Monch Apr 5, 2013 06:44 AM
Trying Chef Frank's alter ego establishment WAS on the schedule for August.
I am curious about the "landlord" remark.
That little area of Jefferson Hwy. is hardly booming. It's not like owning an entire block in the FQ. I would have thought that any landlord would have been happy to have Chef Frank Brigtsen occupy that spot. Unless someone wants to buy the property for another retirement home, I cannot imagine another restaurant going in there - but maybe I am very wrong?
That's a crime. it was not on my beaten path but I hate to see another local icon that antedates me fall away. Nothing lasts forever obviously. Look at Canal Street now versus 1965.
So it's High Noon in front of the Long Branch.....Maybe one of them will blink, and a compromise can be reached.
What a shame. I see on the Facebook page they were looking for a new dishwasher as recently as a week ago. But the posts about the closing have a real air of finality.
I wonder what is up with the landlord. It is hard to imagine who would possibly be a more solid and devoted tenant for that space than Chef Frank Brigtsen.
That is sad.
While in our few visits, I never thought that it lived up to my personal memory of the original Charlie's, it was always good. Wife was down, on a trip that I was elsewhere, and she had what she rated as the # 4 Greatest Soft-shell Crab of her life, and she has had many.
I love Brigtsen's, and hoped for all the best in that location, especially as we lived just a few miles up the Hwy off of Sauve Rd, and dined there often. My wife sort of "grew up there," so will be saddened, as well.
Thanks for the H/U,
Glad I made it to Charlie's last week when I was in town. Was very surprised when I saw the note on the door telling of their pending closing. The place was packed at 7 pm Friday night - 30 minute wait unless I wanted to take small table in the "waiting area" which I did (dining solo) I was craving a fried seafood platter - quite good - I really liked the accompanying cold slaw and housemade tartar sauce - staff could not have been nicer.