Teresa’s Closing?

In September we noted, thanks to an alert reader, that Teresa’s restaurant was listed on a real estate site as for lease. We now have it on unofficial, but we think reliable, authority that next Sunday, January 5, will be Teresa’a last day. At least I was able to get my tripe soup, kielbasa, sauerkraut and kasha with gravy, washed down with Zyweic Porter, fix on Friday. I’ll have to have at least one more.

The Chip Shop, and now Teresa’s, gone. It seems every place I love is doomed to die (the record goes back to Capulet’s on Montague, for those who can remember it). Sic transit gloria mundi.

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  • Edo Express

    There is a growing list of mourners for NYC food spots that have closed in the last decade.

  • Daddyo

    Also miss Heights Saloon, La Traviata, Promenade Restaurant and Burger King (not!). BHB had a nice brief history of some Montague St. restaurants a few years ago:


  • TeddyNYC

    Don’t mess with my childhood, when I was a kid during the 80’s I loved that Burger King (and nearby Baskin-Robbins). Of course my culinary standards are a little higher now.

  • AndyHeights

    When I first moved to Brooklyn Heights in the mid 70’s and there were all the signs about “Whopper Stoppers” to try to keep Burger King off Montague Street, I was on the opposite end of the argument as I loved the idea of having a fast food burger joint a few minutes away from my apartment. I was sad when it closed.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Claude, your propensity to doom eating establishments is not limited to Brooklyn. Another institution, to those of us that loved Shepherds pie, was also relegated to the garbage heap due to your patronage, the acclaimed Lion Head. Pete Hamel will never forgive you. If not mistaken, the love of my life, Jessica Lange even waited tables there. Shame on you.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    Guilty as charged. Before the Lion’s Head, I was also complicit in the demise of another great Village watering hole, the Bells of Hell.

    I do believe Ms. Lange may have served me a shepherd’s pie or two at the Head. Pete Hamill did say he’s forgiven me.

  • Andrew Porter

    The big argument about Burger King was they wanted to radically alter the facade, put up one of their big plastic signs, make believe it was not in the Heights.

    They ultimately compromised with BH, had a banner instead of a sign.

    I was one of those who picketed Pillsbury’s—owners at the time—NY HQ in midtown Manhattan.

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Cleveland’s Brooklyn Heights is a dump, too. It’s one of those sprawly suburbs out by the airport where shopping is done at strip malls that exist mostly to feed off of highway traffic from I-480. Night and day.

  • Francesca Tate

    Ha! I escaped Cleveland to return home to Brooklyn Heights as quickly as I could. (But that was 25+ years ago.)

  • Francesca Tate

    I was still a teen when Pic-a-Deli closed but we loved that place for its pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.

  • Puffinette

    Eeeeeerw. Can’t say I will miss them.