Before his death, Heath Ledger wanted to open up a restaurant/bar in Brooklyn. His partner and longtime friend Jud Mongell says Heath was really hands-on in getting the doors open.
He says, "He drew the floor plans and thought of the name — BrightSide — because it's on the bright side of McCarren Park."
The space has a nautical theme, and is scheduled to open by the end of the summer. As expected, it will include a lot of personal touches from Heath, like a chessboard being engraved into the tables because he loved the game.
Jud says, "Heath was a big chess player.The whole idea was to make it a spot for us. We wanted to make it our own space to hang out.
He specifically talked about having a place for him and his family to sit. It was great working with Heath. He was the most unassuming guy."
BrightSide sounds like a great place and such a nice dedication to the late Heath Ledger. Make sure to stop by if you're in the area!