Ok, so first Foreign Dude sends me the following text:
"Long Tan is CLOSING on Thursday! Their lease is up and the owners only told the staff YESTERDAY."
Then I got this note from FIPS reader Vince:
"I dunno how you feel about Long Tan but me and my girl love it, and according to our waiter (who was getting drunk and spilling the beans) Long Tan's last day is Thursday. Which is super sad because it's one of the few even decent places to get late night food and beverages here in the Slope. We're slightly depressed about the whole thing."
SONOFABITCH. So, it pretty much sounds like Long Tan is closing on Thursday.
I'm off to go drown my sorrows in a glorious new ep of Dexter...you ppl are on your own.
UPDATE: Ok, more deets from Foreign Dude. Apparently, the Long Tan owners are RE-OPENING the bar space in a couple of weeks under a different name (and with a different staff), while someone else takes over the restaurant portion of the space. He had no idea who that someone else was, but it seems like that someone else has already leased it. Long Tan 2.0 bar will allegedly NOT be serving food. And while the staff apparently knew that the lease *was* coming up and that the restaurant would be closing, they had no idea it would be in less than a week. So yeah...they seemed a little peeved.
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE (from one of the owners of Long Tan): "Long Tan is closing but the date has not been set...still finalizing the details .perhaps next week ....
The bar will be closing at the same time for a complete renovation and will re-open in a few months as a cocktail /wine bar serving small dishes utilizing locally sourced ingredients. So please stop by to say good bye to long tan and its staff while you can. and thank you for a great 10 years."