Thursday, August 6, 2015
Earlier this summer, the owners of Lit Lounge said that the 13-year-old music club was closing in the months ahead to relocate to Bushwick.
Perhaps that time has come: The gate has been down at 93 Second Ave. between East Fifth Street and East Sixth Street since last Thursday.
There's no mention of a move or closure on Lit's website or Facebook page … and the bar's voice mailbox is full.
A neighbor noted that the closing happened on the same day that news broke that a prep school teacher was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl in a bathroom at Lit on June 19.
Meanwhile, there is a new tenant seeking a liquor license for the space. There isn't much information on file just yet ahead of this month's CB3 SLA committee meeting on Aug. 17. The application on file does mention the unnamed applicants will have live music and a disc jockey … just like Lit Lounge did.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Confirmed: Lit Lounge is closing on 2nd Avenue
Reports: Prep school teacher arrested for having sex with 16-year-old girl in bathroom at Lit Lounge