Nightlife maven Ravi DeRossi writes in today with the unsettling news that the building that houses three of his popular East Village cocktail dens — Cienfuegos, Amor y Amargo, and Gin Palace — is currently sinking into the ground. As dire as this sounds, however, he assures us there's no major cause for alarm. The Avenue A building will have to be jacked up and secured in place, but both Amor y Amargo and Cienfuegos will stay open the entire time.
Gin Palace is a little less fortunate. It will have to be "torn apart" during the building rescue, and so will close after service next Thursday, November 6. Once the building has been successfully pulled back up out of the earth (which should take about two months), DeRossi promises Gin Palace will return to serving its namesake spirit.