Saturday, December 20, 2014

What's up with The Village Belle?

The Queen Village bar-restaurant has been dark for a couple of weeks.

What's up with The Village Belle?

The Village Belle.
The Village Belle. from website

The Village Belle, which opened nearly three years ago on Front Street at Fitzwater in Queen Village, has been dark for a couple of weeks, and rumors abound that it's closed.

Its OpenTable setup is offline and its social media is silent. The phone sends callers to voicemail, which offers no hint of the future.

Brothers-chefs-operators Lou and Joey Campanaro - who grew up nearby before seeking their fame and fortune elsewhere - have not replied to numerous messages, uncharacteristic of them.

Given the numerous investors, it's quite possible that the sumptuously appointed restaurant is being reconfigured.

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