Gabrielle Hamilton Partnering with Ken Friedman


#1

Too soon? I feel like he needs to suffer more. Why not just buy him out?NYTimes Article


#2

My NYT monthly free allotment is used up. But I wish a woman hadn’t done this.


#3

This article is just as good:

More here:

Not bored yet? (This is actually the first article in what seems to be an open-ended series.)


#4

Thanks. I did occur to me that there would certainly be other sources. I was distracted :slight_smile: I’ve only read the first one so far and I think it’s rather bold here:

"“You have your heroic José Andrés going into the eye of the natural disaster, and in us, I think you have two highly qualified and capable women going into the ground zero of the man-made disaster to start to help out.”

I’ll read the rest and see if I mellow.

ETA: I still wish it weren’t women.


#5

In my perfect world, Hamilton takes over and boots Friedman, the staff get to keep their jobs, and everyone can dine at both Prune and The Spotted Pig with a clear(ish) conscience. In the world we actually inhabit, Hamilton cashes in, suggests that by doing so she’s actually making the world a better place, and compels me to reveal that the only thing I remember about eating at Prune - not long after it opened - is that there were ants. (Not in the food, on the wall, but still.)


#6

I like your perfect world. Certainly almost no details. It still galls me re the Jose’ Andres comparison.


#7

Buying Friedman out would probably be a better deal for him financially.


#8

They may not have the money.


#9

They could probably line up investors, but why should Friedman profit from his bad behavior?


#10

Oh, robert, I totally agree. I was just answering your question. I hope he rots, dead, in hell…'cept I don’t believe in hell.


#11

Yes. I would like to see it sold at a fire sale. At first, I thought I hope Gabrielle gets 90% of the profit. Then I thought, why should he even get 10%?!