Friday, October 9, 2015

And Julep's goes to Chapter 7 as well.

Bankruptcy Trustee Henry Hobbs, Jr. asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to convert the bankruptcy petition for Bella Maria, LLC from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.  Bella Maria, LLC is the corporate name for the now-defunct Julep's Restaurant.  Julep's closed Sunday night. 


Anonymous said...

saw it coming the 1st month it opened wene I saw the owner walking around smoozing tables and waiting 15 min on a glass of water, whene the owner doesn't physically help his employees wene they need it he will eventually go down in a ball of flames !

Anonymous said...

8:52, are you a conscientious objector to the word "when"?

Anonymous said...

When is a sexist term because it includes "hen." It must be abolished.

Messick said...

Oy, vey... it's "shmoozing".

Anonymous said...

takes a damn poor mind not to spell one word two ways.

Anonymous said...

Julep and The Cherokee are/were both in a dying city. May not be all of the problem but it was certainly part of it.

Anonymous said...

The smoking ban is what is killing restaurants like these. The profit margin on the food side is very low. The liquor profit margin is high. No smokers means no big liquor tabs, and the restaurants can't survive.

Anonymous said...

4:37, that doesn't strike me as correct. Fondren couldn't be hotter with several new places, Belhaven has its share of new places as well as old ones, downtown has new places that have rolled out over the years and are still there, and NE Jackson, while it lost two good ones in Julep and The Cherokee, has added new places and retained old ones. When I pan the landscape I see a net positive of places to go in Jackson, almost to a surprising extent. Unfortunately, as some new places have hit the landscape, some older, good places have gone by the wayside. Only so many people in the city and surrounding suburbs to support X number of venues. I guess people see what they choose to see, so if the falling of Julep and The Cherokee are emblematic to you of a dying city, so be it. I'm not sure though that is a fair or accurate assessment given the newer restaurants/bars/etc. that have hit the scene. I certainly wouldn't say Mint failed because Ridgeland is a dying suburb. That would be absurd.

BenBit said...

10:50 PM Thanks for typing what I was thinking much better than I could have.

Plenty of comments on JJ have detailed issues at Cherokee and Julep/Mint that had nothing to do with a dying city.

KFC Regular said...

"Belhaven has its share of new places...."

Please list.

Anonymous said...

KFC Regular

Manship and Lou's ... Of course, Keifer's ,in their new, larger building and the restaurant in the Fairview, 1908, are doing well. I understand there's also a few other food places inside the new medical buildings but I've not visited those. The Mexican restaurant on Fortification is still going strong.

You don't get out much, do you?

KFC Regular - Eatin' In Belhaven said...

Yes, 7:07, actually I do "get out much". The 'Mexican Restaurant' on Fortification is an inauthentic roach palace that's at least ten years old, perhaps fifteen. Manship is decades old. Keifers, the same. You said NEW places. Oh, but you did list Lou's, which I've never heard of, so I guess Lou's starts and completes your list. Are you sure somebody hasn't got a 'new' bar-b-que smoker on wheels on one of the corners, somewhere?

Then there's New Stage Theatre, serving snacks at intermission while cars are being jacked outside.

Anonymous said...

7:30 what is your real point, and why are you trying to make it? You are the type person that enjoys seeing or helping other people be hopefully miserable. The type that laughs when a child loses a mother to a drunk driver. The type that relishes in sadness to others. You need help, otherwise what is your point in blogging?

All together now....3, 2, 1.....We like living in Jackson. Why does that overwhelm you?

Evil. Pure evil you are. God IS watching.

Anonymous said...

4:37/7:30 also, not unexpectedly, has an very strong opinion based on incorrect and incomplete information. The Manship is not decades old. It's not even close. It's new to the tune of a couple of years. The roach infested Mexican restaurant you speak of, La Cazeula's, is not a personal favorite, but it must be for others because it stays busy. There is also the new Picante's by the newish Wing Stop at Fortification and State. I recommend both. 1908 and The Library in the Fairview are also new, and recommended. I'm really surprised you haven't heard of Lou's. That's strange. Not on the part of Lou's, but you. If you haven't checked out Lou's, and you think The Manship is decades old, and you haven't heard of 1908 or The Library, I really don't know what to say except that your very strong opinion is based on a gaping lack of knowledge of the area. P.S. Try out Pizza Shack is its newer location on Fortification. Looks like a whole in the wall but it is great.

BenBit said...

"Lou's, which I've never heard of, so I guess Lou's starts and completes your list"

Lou's Full-Serv is next to McDade's in the spot formerly occupied by Basil's.

It's been there about a year and a half and is just the #1 restaurant of 335 reviewed in Jackson on Tripadvisor. It's really good IMO, you should get out and try it.

Anonymous said...

There are some mean bitter people on this blog. Very negative.

Its like you have all been called stupid your entire life and you are trying, in one swoop, to prove to the world that you are indeed not that stupid....and you are failing at that miserably fyi.

More drinks?

Maybe get laid?

Come out of the closet and get laid....its ok now?

This is a great blog if you want to stop in and just get pissed off.....damn

Anonymous said...

What happened to 666 at 7:30? Cat got your tongue?

KFC Regular Switches To Wing Stop said...

Wing Stop? Pizza Shack? These are the 'new places' you fools think should be drawing the public 'downtown' to eat? The goofball said NEW. And then listed places that are not new. There have been robberies and beatings in the McDade's parking lot. Who wants to choose that as a destination eatery?

And to that stupid son of a bitch who posted some nonsense about laughing at a mother who loses a child to a drunk driver, My God, get a grip. Either lay off the meds or cut them in half. That's outrageous, even for you air-headed lofters and restaurant workers.

The fact remains that there have been either shootings, robbings, beatings or killings or a combination of those within a quarter mile of every place you goobs mentioned, within the past two years, on multiple occasions. A dozen wings to go, please, and hurry it up.

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