The venerable bar's operating corporation filed for bankruptcy protection this past Friday. Crain's was first to report the news, while I originally learned it from the Carroll Gardens Patch.
Hanley's owner James McGown is no stranger to bankruptcy court. His South
Brooklyn Pizza chain and his East River Mortgage Corp (which
owned two Manhattan condos) each filed in 2012.
McGown also owns the Buschenshank beer hall on Court between Union and