rising rent is, unsurprisingly, the culprit. “We can’t afford to stay in Williamsburg,” he says. “Our rent is going to quadruple and that’s out the question.” In the last four years the bar’s block on Grand Street has changed, he said, noting nabe newcomers like condominium complexes and a multi-tiered movie theater.
But there’s hope: After shuttering in the spring, the beloved dive may relocate. However, with owner Aaron Pierce currently out of the country, it’s unclear where that may be—if at all. “We might look at Bushwick, but we’d need to find the right space,” Stack says.
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