Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Typhoon Lounge has closed on St. Mark's Place

A tipster passes along word that The Typhoon Lounge on St. Mark's Place just west of First Avenue has closed. Sunday was the last night for the Japanese bar-restaurant, which opened in the late 1990s... Per the tipster: "The details behind it closing are a bit murky, but I was told earlier this week that the owner wasn't making enough money out of it to justify keeping it open."

Despite the steady weekend crowds and party groups that still came through, the place apparently couldn't make a go of it in the still-struggling economy.

While the tipster noted that the food and sushi weren't particularly exceptional, it was always solid ... and, more important, there was a steady community presence there...


Anonymous said...

this was by far the best izakaya left in the EV and free from douches on st marks.

Anonymous said...

I went here last night and it was closed! So upset...it was a neighborhood spot when I hung out in the east village. It probably did have a hard time making money as now there are at least six places on St. marks and 9th Street. Any suggestions?