Ludlow Street bar No Fun is fighting back against a group of neighbors attempting to shut down the bar and others like it. According to the Post, the bar filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court against the L.E.S Dwellers — a vocal community group partially responsible for shutting down Sixth Ward. No Fun claims the group posted flyers all around the neighborhood in an attempt to build opposition to its liquor license renewal.
In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, John Pierce (No Fun's owner) writes: "Defendants narrow-minded intolerance and disdain for people who do not share their values and worldview (yet patronize their local businesses) is the driving force behind their quest to destroy any neighborhood establishments that they believe are patronized by the ‘bridge and tunnel’ crowd." Diem Boyd, L.E.S Dwellers' founder, has responded saying that the suit is meritless, and that the Dwellers will not be intimated.
This isn't the first time the two parties have faced each other. Last year, the Dwellers convinced the SLA to issue No Fun a temporary liquor license instead of a renewal. Since No Fun originally applied as a tapas bar, the Dwellers may have their way.