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Entries in closings (52)

Wednesday
Apr112012

The Curious Case of Lucky Lou’s Café & Grill

Thanks to FiPS Tipster Zach for the photo and tip that as of this moment the joint is still shuttered.

For months I’d walk by Lucky Lou’s, a promising new joint that was to replace Kohzee Cafe, on Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street. Back in October, FIPS chronicled how the owner declined to apply for a full liquor license due to pressure from the nabe. Oh well… no new whiskey joint for me. But as one who also eats on occasion, I was still curious to try it out. On Feb. 25, after a gut renovation, the place finally opened. I stopped by and enjoyed a big breakfast of bacon-topped steak & eggs with pancakes, which was nicely priced. The rest of the menu looked interesting, and the staff was friendly. I looked forward to returning and trying some other grub from their menu of Latin-influenced cuisine.

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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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