There's a feature on the bar closing in The Wall Street Journal today... (Subscription required)
Said owner Ulli Rimkus:
"I wish it could be around forever," she said, dumping the walkway trash into a garbage can. "I wish I could pass it on to a daughter, have it around for 80 years. But if you don't own the building, what can you do?"
"In 1989, our neighbors were all artists and musicians—it was perfect," Ms. Rimkus said, now sitting at the curvy bar, the Velvet Underground blasting over the stereo. "It changed when we started to see all our neighbors disappearing."
The bar, which opened in 1989, will have a new location in Williamsburg this fall.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The art evolution of Ulli Rimkus and Max Fish
From Tin Pan Alley to Max Fish
[Updated] Max Fish is apparently moving to Brooklyn; eyeing August close date