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Entries in closings (51)

Thursday
Mar012012

S Clubs Is Closed

Well folks, as we reported yesterday, it looks as if the party is indeed over for S Clubs. A FIPS tipster sent along a photo of this sad sign he encountered this morn on his way to get his elliptical on. Needless to say, no one will be feelin' the burn well...ever again. 

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Friday
Jan272012

Fifth Eye Optix Shut Down, Owner Screams at Here's Park Slope Dude

Photo via Here's Park Slope
I've never been inside of Fifth Eye Optix on 5th Avenue, but it appears that the city has shut it down. Our friend over at Here's Park Slope had a strange run-in with the owner yesterday who, according to his account, blames the blogging community for the closing. Here's the story:

I had a horrific run-in with the owner of the weird Fifth Eye Optix earlier today, and thought you/ possibly your readers would be interested in hearing about it. I saw that it was seized by the city, so I snapped a photo of it and walked on. Suddenly this woman was on top of me, with her cameraphone out, and she started yelling about how
she's going to take my photo, too. I assured her that she wasn't in my photo, but she went on.

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Wednesday
Jan252012

Rumorsville: Is SouthPaw Closing?

Photo via www.thirdav.com

Local blog Brooklyn Vegan is reporting that Southpaw, a fantastic music venue and host to monthly Moth storySLAMS, may be closing next month:

"According to many with connections to the Park Slope club (some who emailed me and some who are tweeting), Southpaw is closing on February 20 (possibly because "The venue's been sold."). The 5th Avenue Brooklyn venue was getting ready to celebrate their 10th anniversary in a big way too, which would make this news, if confirmed, even sadder."

We'll keep you posted if we hear more news. In the meantime, here's a video of Naughty By Nature playing the venue back in 2009.

Monday
Jan022012

The Park Slope Restaurant Apocalypse Continues

Ok, now this shit is beginning to get a little ridiculous. It's like the Titanic is sinking out there and all the other restaurant owners left are now jumping overboard in the hopes that there *may* be some room in the lifeboat. It's a new year's apocalypse! 

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Thursday
Dec292011

Adios Perch Cafe

UPDATE: This morn when we called Perch, the woman who answered said she had "no information." And several people in the comments mentioned that they called and were told it was not closing at all.  However, we still have 3 separate, reliable sources, aside from the Twitter chatter, that say that they ARE closing for good. Guess we'll find out on Monday who's telling the truth (and for the record, I hope that they're not closing). In the meantime, go spend some money there just in case.

Man, the proverbial internet ink hasn't even yet dried on the sad list of Park Slope restaurants that have shuttered in 2011, and already we've got another one to add: Perch Cafe

Apparently the folks at Perch are ringing in the new year by, uhm, closing.

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