Moldy Fig Jazz Club Appears to Be Closed For Good

Moldy Fig, 178 Stanton Street.

Earlier this month, we reported about the troubles at the Moldy Fig Jazz Club, at 178 Stanton Street.  The business had been closed since November, due to a serious medical condition faced by owner Charles Brown. The club’s Facebook page was not specific about the illness and our calls seeking more information were not returned.  Now it appears the establishment, which just opened in the summer, is history.  A notice from the city marshals office has appeared on the front door.  The notice says the landlord has taken possession of the business, acting on a warrant obtained in civil court.  If anyone has additional information, please let us know.


Moldy Fig Jazz Club Closed Indefinitely Due to Illness

The Moldy Fig Jazz Club at 178 Stanton St. has been closed since late November.

The Moldy Fig Jazz Club, a fledgling bar, cafe and music space that opened last summer, has closed indefinitely due to health problems of proprietor Charles Brown.

Brown’s mother, Ella, posted on the club’s Facebook page on Nov. 23 announcing a temporary closure “due to family illness.” A week later, she followed up with a post saying the club would remain shuttered “until Charles recovers from his illness and hospitalization.”

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