Posts on restaurant review site Chowhound about the demise of La Mancha [135 Atlantic Avenue] appear to be true.
Cobble Hill Blog’s EJ confirms the veracity of commenter “Steve R” who posted:
Just thought I’d use this old thread as an opportunity to say goodbye to my local hangout, as Jose closed the place this past Sunday. I’ll miss the sardines, the tripe and the company (not necessarily in that order). And the Atlantic Antic will not be the same.
Prompted by EJ, Mr. R spilled the beans about the next eatery to open in that space:
The lease is being taken over by a young (in his 30s?) guy who plans to open a French bistro there in about 3 months. Met him the other day while he was inside cleaning the place.