Photo yesterday by Stacie Joy
Rue-B, the bar and live music venue specializing in jazz at 188 Avenue B, has closed after nearly 23 years in business here between 11th Street and 12th Street. (H/T Lilly!)
Mike Camacho, who has owned the spot for the past five years, made the announcement in a video clip posted on Instagram.
He said that they will be reopening at a location TBD at a later date.
While he didn't name a specific reason for the closure, Rue-B's Instagram page states: "We apologize after almost 23 yrs we were forced to close down. Thank U East Village NYC 4 for allowing us to serve you spirits & live Jazz. With Love Rue-B."
You can watch Camacho's farewell and thank you to patrons below...