According to a recent Craigslistposting, writer and former Pegu Club bartender St. John Frizell is getting closer to opening up his plywooded coffee shop/restaurant/cocktail bar called Fort Defiance in Red Hook next month:
"Fort Defiance, a new cafe-bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn, seeks opening FOH staff. We open in May, serving coffee and lunch. Later, we’ll open for cocktails and light food at night. Staff will be trained by Counter Culture Coffee...and by Fort Defiance owner/food-and-drink writer St. John Frizell to mix drinks."
Lost City reports the cocktails will be "haute, along the lines of those found at Clover Club and the like." We should note the Frankies team is planning their Stumprtown cafe Delightful Coffee Shop in the nabe as well. Quite a Red Hook coffee/cocktail renaissance on the way.