Max Fish Moving to Brooklyn

Posted on: April 25th, 2013 at 6:10 am by


Rumors are flaring up that the venerable Max Fish is decamping to Brooklyn. Possibly very soon. A petition is currently circulating online to help gain favor for a liquor license at a new Williamsburg address. How typical; the LES-BK flight continues.

‘We’ll Take the Spirit and Everything Else With Us’ -Ulli
The Lower East Side institution and cultural icon Max Fish will be moving. We are seeking a 2pm – 4am liquor license for the following address:

132 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

If you’ve enjoyed time at The Fish please sign and share this petition. And if you live or know anyone that lives within 500 Feet of either 132 Metropolitan Ave or 99 North 1st St in Brooklyn, please contact me directly at:

If legit, this move wouldn’t be too surprising, though no less heartbreaking. Add it to the list of other notable Ludlow dead, including Pink Pony and Motor City Bar. Max Fish was last threatened with closure at 178 Ludlow in December 2010 due to rent hikes, but owner Uli Rimkus was granted a lease extension. The impending opening of the Hotel Ludlow next door is mostly to blame.

max fish without scaffold

So far, the petition carries 170 signatures, with a goal of 1,000.

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