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  1. #11
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    Lenell's became a must go to plac when in NY the past few years.

    Interesting, in Boston, there is a new bar called Drink. They do not show bottles but instead ask what type of liquor you prefer and suggest various combinations.

    Our bartender, Mmisty, was excellent. Although I usually stick to bourbon neat or with 1-2 cubes. She made me a couple of wonderful mixed drinks. The Frisco - Bourbon, B&B and lemon and the Hague - bourbon, dry vermouth and chartreuse.

    As we are talking to Misty, she told us that she was going to NY as a friend was closing a liquor store. Turns out she is good friends with LeNell. Two days later I got LeNells email saying she was closing.

    Good to find a good bartender bur sad about LeNell's store.

  2. #12
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    Rather sad. I made it there last May. I was surprised how small the place was, but it was a nice place none the less. Hopefully she finds a new locale. Maybe bigger and better. With adversity comes opportunity.
    Ron

    ECONOMY, n. Purchasing the barrel of whiskey that you do not need for the price of the cow you cannot afford”
    - Ambrose Bierce

  3. #13

    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    I never made it LeNell's -- in person, I mean:
    http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredeta...e&tab=1&Zoom=1
    She was gracious enough to bring me an example, which is many times more valuable to me for it's representation of the personal than the collectible.

  4. #14
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    I hate to think I moved back to the Northeast and the only good bourbon store is going south.
    The Bitter Truth!!!
    Colonel Ed
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006

    Comissioned by Paul Patton, 1999

    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

  5. #15
    Bourbonian of the Year 2009 and Virtuoso
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    Ed....you've got a better memory than I do. I wish LeNell the best wherever she ends up.

    Randy

  6. #16
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    I was looking forward to a visit there... it's always a sad story when we lose a store worth perusing, especially like this one... BB

  7. #17
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    I have been to LeNells a few times, it was a great place. The first time I walked out with a Weller 19, this was long after it was discontinued. The second time I walked out with some great stuff as well but I also was able to sample some Van Blankle while I shopped! I'm sure she'll reopen somewhere else very soon.
    Tim

    I am going where streams of whiskey are flowing...

  8. #18
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    I have a trip later in the year to NY/L.A. and was wondering if anyone has heard when or if LeNell will reopen somewhere, sometime? anyone....

    It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.

  9. #19
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    I visited LeNell's twice. I was astounded at the whiskey collection she had. She is a super person and I hope she lands on her feet and again becomes a purveyor of fine spirits. This world needs more LeNell's.
    Joe
    Colonel Joseph B. "Bourbon Joe" Koch

    "Bourbon.....It's cheaper than therapy!!"

  10. #20
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    Re: LeNell's is closing, next Friday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stones View Post
    I have a trip later in the year to NY/L.A. and was wondering if anyone has heard when or if LeNell will reopen somewhere, sometime? anyone....
    I think she has a web site did you check that? You can probably contact her from there.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

 

 

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