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Charlie's Seafood closing

Monch Apr 5, 2013 06:44 AM

Blast!

Trying Chef Frank's alter ego establishment WAS on the schedule for August.

No longer.

http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/...

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    sanglier RE: Monch Apr 5, 2013 07:34 AM

    That is a real shame. Another case of the greedy landlord.

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      Bill Hunt RE: sanglier Apr 5, 2013 07:16 PM

      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?

      Hunt

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      hazelhurst RE: Monch Apr 5, 2013 07:41 AM

      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.

      1. Uncle Bob RE: Monch Apr 5, 2013 01:04 PM

        So it's High Noon in front of the Long Branch.....Maybe one of them will blink, and a compromise can be reached.

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          Gizmo56 RE: Monch Apr 5, 2013 01:48 PM

          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.

          1. Bill Hunt RE: Monch Apr 5, 2013 07:13 PM

            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,

            Hunt

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              Bigshadetree RE: Monch Apr 18, 2013 07:17 PM

              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.

               
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