Entries in closings (51)
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.
"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.
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!
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.
Apparently the folks at Perch are ringing in the new year by, uhm, closing.