Last weekend, the NYPD shut down the Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street, for several alleged offenses, including serving alcohol to minors. This afternoon, we’re hearing the bar’s owners and the city have reached an agreement allowing the business to re-open.
The Police Department got a temporary restraining order to shut Gallery Bar down last Friday evening. They were pursuing a civil case in State Supreme Court. The two sides met with Judge Joan Kenney yesterday. The bar agreed to several stipulations (conditions for re-opening). We’re working on getting a list of these conditions.
In the past several months, the 7th Precinct has been coming down hard on bars and clubs on the Lower East Side. We’ll have more on this situation tomorrow.