This small space on the corner of Bedford and Lorimer is tentatively called The Five Leaves, and will be opened by one of Heath Ledger's close friends. The late actor, who's last movie is obviously doing pretty well, was a key backer of the the project and was going to be a full partner. His untimely death put the project in jeopardy, but his father became executor of the estate and because he knew how much the project meant to heath, he released the funds to finish construction. The name Five Leaves is a working name, and comes from Swan cigarette papers that tell you when there are just five left in a package.
First outside, then a close up of the WC, and now a full reveal. Behold, FiveLeaves, the nautically themed bar that is preparing to open in Greenpoint at the corner of Lorimer and Bedford, the Mecca of all things Brooklyn. The space was designed and built by John McKormick, the owner and designer of Moto in Williamsburg and designer of Smith and Mills in Tribeca. The little details are impeccable, and we expect Five Leaves to be a charming and welcome addition to the area. The work is almost complete, so an opening could occur sometime in the next few months. Stay tuned.