Breaking: The General Shuttered by DOH Yesterday [Updated]
This is not the week for EMM Group, who waltzed into the neighborhood a few months ago with a triple-dose of unneeded nightlife at 199 Bowery. First, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 denied the liquor license alteration for Finale, and now The General is temporarily (most likely) out of commission. Chalk it up to growing pains for the multimillion-dollar “naive dreamers.”
Looks like the Department of Health paid a visit to the Asian-themed restaurant last night and wielded the hammer. Closure. We hear that the establishment, more specifically, the kitchen, was operating without the proper permits. Everyone was thrown out. That familiar sticker is now pasted to the window.
UPDATE: A rep for EMM tells us that “The General was closed due to a permitting issue. We expect to resolve this as soon as possible.”
A quick check of the DOH database is a dead end since it hasn’t been updated yet. Drop us a line if you have some additional info.
The General is ordinarily open until 1am nightly, 11pm on Sundays.