Valentine’s Day was not sweet for at least one Lower East Side nightlife establishment. The 7th Precinct paid a visit to Lolita Bar at 266 Broome Street last night. You can see the results; a restraining order notice was slapped on the door. The city has filed a civil suit alleging underage drinking at the low-key LES hangout.
According to documents, underage patrons, undercover auxiliary police officers, were served on several occasions beginning last fall. The city filed the case in State Supreme Court; a hearing is anticipated next Tuesday, February 19. A short time ago, Matt Friedlander, the bar’s general manager, told us Lolita was not closed down last night and they’ll be open as usual this evening.