Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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...