Update on Brooklyn’s Botanica: Closed Until It Can Restaff


Before we finish wrapping up the year’s dining trends, let’s not forget to add this one: restaurant workers venting their frustrations online, via Facebook, Twitter, and various blogs. Last week, the general manager of Botanica in Red Hook, Pat White, posted a rant on BrooklynBased about owner Dan Preston’s executive decisions regarding the restaurant. This week, Preston writes in to say that White was “fired for stealing alcohol and putting well liquor in top shelf bottles.”

Preston added that the restaurant would remain “closed until we’re able to restaff.”


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