Beloved Brooklyn Heights restaurateur Amanda Green, who started La Bouillabaisse and, more recently, the Wine Bar at 50 Henry Street, died early Sunday morning from pancreatic cancer. She was 49.
Friends described the British expatriate as full of life, creative, and with a warm smile.
Despite her fight with cancer, Green went ahead and opened her wine- and raw-bar hotspot at Henry and Cranberry streets in January, and received acclaim for it.
A former dancer, musician, and at one point an exotic bird importer, Green moved to Cobble Hill from Manhattan in the 1990s. She helped run La Bouillabaisse, a French restaurant on Atlantic Avenue that rode a wave of new restaurants between Clinton and Hicks streets.
A longtime close friend, Steve Manes, described Green as a “natural” for the hospitality business.
“She was one of those people [who], once you met her, if she liked you, you were on her list — she’d be calling,” said longtime close friend, Steve Manes.
Green is survived by her two children, Nick, 13, and Leila, 9; and her mother and stepfather, David Sandels.
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