It seems that Moe’s Bar and Lounge, at 80 Lafayette Avenue (at S. Portland), will be closing. A reader informed The Local that Moe’s owners Ruby and Chelsea posted a note on the bar’s facebook page stating the bar would be closing at the end of February, 2011.
No reason was given for the closing, but they did express “sadness” by this development. Given the four month warning, we can only guess the issue is related to leasing issues, although this is purely speculation.
Moe’s opened in 2001 and quickly became a Fort Greene institution with good deals, DJs, and a loyal crowd of regulars. They do promise to “go out with a bang,” so look for updates regarding events at their website here.
Read the announcement posted on The Local here.