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Whither Black-Owned Fort Greene?: Night of the Cookers Closes

Restaurant and bar's demise the latest sign of a changing neighborhood.

Whither Black-Owned Fort Greene?: Night of the Cookers Closes Whither Black-Owned Fort Greene?: Night of the Cookers Closes

In the end, concluded its 13-year run on Fulton Street with something more akin to a whimper than a bang.

The black-owned Southern food restaurant closed its doors for good last weekend—a month earlier than expected.

The space will be taken over by , which will move a block east from its current location to the larger Cookers storefront between S. Portland Avenue and S. Oxford Street, according the The Local Fort Greene blog.

The closing of Cookers, along with in May and the recent , prompts the question:

Is the black-owned Fort Greene business an endangered species?

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