Petition: Max Fish is Moving to Brooklyn

Max Fish.

Max Fish.

Here’s something we just noticed online: it’s a petition in support of a liquor license for the legendary Lower East Side bar, Max Fish, in Brooklyn.  Here’s the text:

The Lower East Side institution and cultural icon Max Fish will be moving. We are seeking a 2pm – 4am liquor license for the following address: 132 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY…  If you’ve enjoyed time at The Fish please sign and share this petition. And if you live or know anyone that lives within 500 Feet of either132 Metropolitan Ave or 99 North 1st St in Brooklyn, please contact me directly at: tmq777@gmail.com.  Thanks for your support.

If true, the news is going to be a big blow to Ludlow Street, which has already lost two longtime nighttime spots, Pink Pony and Motor City, this year.  It has been obvious for several years that the bar, which embodied the LES’s bohemian spirit, was not long for the neighborhood.  Owner Ulli Rimkus negotiated at least two lease extensions with her landlord, but it was clear The Fish’s days on the rapidly gentrifying block were numbered.  More to come…