Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Culturefix has closed on Clinton Street

[Photo via The Village Voice]

The bar-boutique-gallery at 9 Clinton St. just south of Houston abruptly closed this past weekend.

Co-owners Cole Schaffer and Ari Stern left the following explanation on their Facebook page on Saturday:

We regret to announce that after four years of doing business at 9 Clinton Street, Culturefix will be closing its doors. Tomorrow, July 27th, will be our last day of operations and we would love to have all of you here for one last drink then. At this time, we cannot go into detail as to the cause of our closure, but would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters.

To the thousands of artists, musicians, performance artists, film makers, designers, writers, curators and organizers — you made Culturefix what we always hoped it would be; a community of limitless artistic expression in a nontraditional art space.

To all the lovers of food and drink we have served in the past — we would like to thank you for choosing to spend your time and money with us when you had endless options in this city. Your support directly facilitated the gallery and everything we have displayed and hosted.

We would lastly like to express our appreciation and gratitude for the community on and around Clinton Street. You are what makes this neighborhood the best in all of NYC.

We can't wait to update you on our future endeavors!

The Lo-Down first reported on this closure Sunday morning.

You can read an interview with Stern from last year in the Voice here.

1 comment:

uncle Pete said...

this one hurts. The folks working there were so friendly and awesome I wondered what they were doing in New York. Want to see what Tim (beer guy) does next. great place to wander into and have a couple inexpensive beers and see what installation was up. Gonna miss it.