NYPD Shuts Down Gallery Bar at 120 Orchard Street

It you walked by the Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street, this weekend you probably noticed the “restraining order” notices taped to the metal drop-down gate.  The notices allege the “illegal sale of alcoholic beverages,” “employment of unlicensed security guards” and “operating in such a manner which endangers the safety/health of a number of persons.”

A check of the internet turned up the following tweet transmitted Friday night around 11pm:

A note attached to the drop-down gate earlier in the weekend read, “sorry for the inconvenience. We will be open again as of Wednesday.” Gallery Bar is owned by Darin Rubell, Joshua Boyd and Derrek Vernon.  We have emailed them for comment.

UPDATE 11:54am 3/14/2011 Eater spoke with gallery Bar’s owner.