Back in April, EV Grieve brought news of Motor City’s closing night party. From our in-box this morning, more details:
The once vibrantly creative and bohemian Lower East Side is a thing of the past, with the final nail in the coffin coming next month, when Motor City Bar closes its doors for the last time. The bar is open over the next few weeks (daily from 4pm to 4am), so make sure you stop by for a few cocktails in the meantime. On Sunday, June 23rd, come and celebrate 17 years of sex, drugs and rock n roll with some of the best people you’d ever care to meet. Come and give a long kiss goodbye to the amazing owners, bartenders, dancers, DJs, Detroit memorabilia, and those infamous bathrooms! A big thank you to all those who have lived, loved, laughed, cried, danced, yelled, fallen down, met future partners, found jobs, been inspired, or just generally had a great time in this wonderful establishment these past two decades. To say it will be sorely missed would be an understatement. RIP. Note: The bar will remain open until midnight on the 30th of June, when the keys are finally handed over.
Looks like it’s shaping up as the summer of Ludlow Street farewells. We might argue that the “final nail” will come in late July when Max Fish shutters, but there’s no doubt Motor City’s farewell is a big moment.