Rumors are swirling that Max Fish may be remaining on the Lower East Side. After failing to come to terms on a new lease with her landlord, Ulli Rimkus had been forced to close the Fish last July after a memorable 20 year run on Ludlow Street, and had decided that the time was right to bring the business across the river to Williamsburg, specifically to a location on Metropolitan Avenue.
Now Bedford and Bowery reports that Rimkus has abandoned those plans, and is currently searching for a new location somewhere on the LES. It won't be in the old space, where a new Sweet Chick location is currently under construction. Rimkus tells them that the whole situation "is complicated" and its unclear if the Williamsburg space is available to other tenants.
Lit Lounge owner Eric Foss tells B&B that he is opening a second location of Lit in Bushwick, more specifically in the oh so hip McKibbon Lofts. Lit BK will feature a new all day cafe upstairs and then have a bar and dance space in the basement. The restaurant, deemed Currant Cafe, will be run by artist Tessa Hughes-Freeland with a menu from current Lit bartender Ryan Pico, will open in March and the club will open sometime in September.
· Hold Your Skateboards: Max Fish Might Be Staying in the LES [B&B]
· Lit Is Opening a Place in the McKibbin Lofts [B&B]
· Max Fish Coverage [~ENY~]