Sweet & Lowdown at 123 Allen is Closed

Posted on: February 1st, 2010 at 6:24 am by

Last week, a reader asked what was up with Sweet & Lowdown, the below-grade wine bar located at 123 Allen Street.  Well, it’s bad news bears. After only a short year in business, it appears that the nightspot is officially closed. And has been for over a month. The “for rent” sign, a recent addition to the storefront, confirms the news.

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One reader on Yelp described his dismay back in December, along with some intel:

Tried to go last night and was greeted by metal door and a sign saying the landlord has seized the bar. We talked to the tarot card reader whose shop is directly above the bar and she said the bar owners didn’t pay their rent so it is currently shutdown.  Maybe next time…

We called for more information, but were instead greeted by the eardrum-piercing operator message indicating that the number is disconnected.

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