All is well. We will reopen this Friday.Or something like that.
Meanwhile, Patrick Hedlund notes the story in his Mixed Use column in this week's issue of The Villager:
The no-frills pub, between First and Second Aves., has served as a watering hole for artists and eccentrics for more than four decades. It’s worth noting that another East Village dive, Sophie’s on E. Fifth St., encountered similar troubles a year ago due to the failing health of its owner, but managed to negotiate a deal to stay open. Stay tuned.
True, though Sophie's and Mona's never closed for any business while the bars were being sold...the bars did stay in the family.