(still quite warm)
A sad sight, I wonder what will go in there?
It will still be a bar, run by the people that run Abilene in Carroll Gardens, & Lowlands in Gowanus. The guys that had Timboo's own the building & are leasing out the space. It will become Skylark. Brown papered windows today. I'm picturing sidewalk tables on 11th ...
In Pete Hamill's fascinating memoir, A Drinking Life, he includes Timboos (under it's original name, Loftus's) as one of the bars his blue-collar Irish father used to frequent in the South Slope/Windsor Terrace area where Hamill grew up in the WWII and post-war years. (I'm only halfway through the book so I don't yet know if it's mentioned in any more detail later.)Depending on what the new owners do, I suppose, it may or may not survive as a connection to lives that were lived out so richly and roughly in this borough long before we got here.
Thank you, everettsville! What an idiot I am. I got the book when it first came out, & completely forgot about the reference to Loftus's. Somehow, over time, associated the bars mentioned in it more with Seventh, around where Hamill lived. I will go & take a look right now.The new owners sound pretty decent, but I don't think there'll be much connection with the old place. Everyone I spoke this week will be going elsewhere.
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