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Despite Setbacks, Tea Lounge Owner Not Giving Up on Brooklyn

With the back-to-back announcements that the Court Street Tea Lounge will close and the planned Brooklyn Heights branch isn’t happening because of disagreements over the lease, it’s easy to call owner Jonathan Spiel down for the count. But Spiel said that the down economy hasn’t discouraged him and it won’t stop his plans for future […]

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B’Paper: 111 Hicks Coop Rules Nix Brooklyn Heights Tea Lounge

At the end of the day, the 111 Hicks coop board’s demands upon Tea Lounge owner Jonathan Spiel were just too much to make the business work in the former Palmira’s space: Brooklyn Paper: Tea Lounge owner Jonathan Spiel said the long-awaited Heights branch of the popular writers hangout will not open inside the St. […]

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Tea Lounge Owner’s Vision for Brooklyn Heights

BHB’s Sarah Portlock visits with Tea Lounge owner Jonathan Spiel at his Park Slope location. Plans for a Tea Lounge at 41 Clark Street are moving along – their application for a liquor license is up for public review at next week’s CB2 meeting. The North Heights is beginning to bubble up as a “go […]

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Looks Like Tea Lounge is a Go

This notice of a CB2 public hearing  has been posted at the site formerly known as Palmira’s [41 Clark Street] announcing Tea Lounge’s application for a liquor license at that location.  BHB broke the news in March that Tea Lounge’s Jonathan Spiel was eyeing the location and was hopeful that he could strike a deal […]

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