Cancer Fight Forces Jimmy Bradley to Abandon J & S Food Hall

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Photo: Patrick McMullan

Here’s yet another change on Kenmare Street, and easily the biggest one: Jimmy Bradley of the Harrison and Red Cat is abandoning his plan to open J & S Food Hall in the Nolitan Hotel, owing to a battle with cancer. The restaurant was due to open in the summer of last year with Red Cat chef Bill McDaniel at the helm, but back in November, it was delayed till this month. Now comes word, via a rep, that Bradley is leaving the project altogether.

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Photo: Patrick McMullan

Beloved chef and restaurateur Jimmy Bradley underwent a successful surgery to remove a malignancy on his tongue in November 2010. While Bradley’s current prognosis is excellent, he and partner, Steven Eckler, have decided to abandon their planned restaurant, J & S Food Hall in New York City’s Nolitan Hotel in order to allow Bradley to focus on his recovery.