Finally, after months of whispers and rumors, the EMM Group has closed The General, it's struggling Asian clubstaurant on the Bowery. A tipster sends news that there are no longer any reservations available on OpenTable, and a reservationist at the restaurant tells Eater that, as of this past Tuesday, the restaurant is functioning only as a private event space, and is no longer open to the public. This, despite the group's continuous insistence up until now that the club was definitely not on the brink of closure
The tipster also reports that, according to a manager who "was cleaning out her stuff," Finale will also close in the near future. No confirmation of that yet, however, since no one answers the phone at the nightclub. Eater has reached out to the EMM Group team for comment.
For what it's worth, The General proved itself to be slightly above the level of shitshow when a group of Eater editors visited last year, but the two clubs have been troublesome for EMM, eventually costing the group $25,000 in fines to the SLA. The only question now remaining is whether the space will continue to host events, or whether it really will just become a Duane Reade.