Thursday, January 14, 2016

Report: Fontana's packing it in on the LES

The owners of Fontana's will be closing their bar and performance venue at 105 Eldridge St. this spring, The Lo-Down reports today.

Proprietors Holly Ferrari, Mary Finn and Deannie Wheeler told The Lo-Down that "it has become increasingly hard to be an independent business in New York city without compromising your vision." With a new lease, their monthly rent in the space between Broome and Grand would have exceeded $30,000.

They haven't set a closing date just yet.


Gojira said...

Bummer, I love their neon.

Scuba Diva said...

Well, it's a pretty huge space; while I think $30,000 is way excessive, there's a lot they could do with that amount of square footage.