White Slab Palace on Delancey Shutters

Posted on: October 27th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

The rocky road has abruptly ended for White Slab Palace.  Recently plagued with narcs and closure at the hands of the Seventh Precinct, the three-year-old Scandinavian nightspot decided to call it quits.  As Zagat Buzz first broke, the following letter to the neighborhood was taped to the windows. It succinctly spells out the reasoning behind the decision:

This image has been archived or removed.

Dear Patrons, guests, and friends,

We are sorry to be closed.  After having been harassed by the 7th Precinct for months and months on end, we are now facing a very uncertain future.

It is with great regret we turn toward tomorrow and the times to come, yet we remain hopeful that brighter and lighter days lie ahead.

And…memories of times gone by couldn’t have been so lavish and exquisite had it not been for all of you who came here and to Good World, with all your stories, pasts, personalities and individual traits!

Thanks again, and until further notice, hope to see you all around.

Best, Annika, John, Lu, and staff.

PS. Sincerest thanks to all staff (throughout the years) most of whom have stood by us through thick and thin, and who have also proven themselves to be knights and princesses worthy of a fine large round table where might was prowess and where a pure heart always won the fight of a worthy cause.

But there’s more.  Already on its deathbed, the corner bar was blasted with twin court orders pasted to the Allen Street entrance.  This recent turn of events at 77 Delancey comes a month after White Slab began hosting gallery events inside the adjoining Fisk space. Inside, chairs are on the tables, no sign of life.

This image has been archived or removed.

White Slab was the followup to Good World, and suffered the exact same fate.  It opened here at the historic Bank of the United States building in September 2008.

This image has been archived or removed.

Meanwhile, looking back on all our coverage of White Slab Palace, we heartily enjoyed the spectacle of the errant blowup doll..

Recent Stories

COLORS Comeback Closes After Less than a Month on Stanton Street

It was supposed to have been a grand return to form for COLORS restaurant. The venue, which reopened with plenty of hype at the end of December, closed again after a comeback of less than a month. The New York Post reported that the nonprofit in charge of the establishment, which previously championed staff diversity […]

Grand Street Pickpocketer Arrested for Robbing Off-Duty Officer

Maybe don’t pickpocket the police officer… Police arrested a man last Tuesday afternoon (January 14) who attempted to pickpocket an off-duty cop. The perp snatched the officer’s phone outside 500 Grand Street (near East Broadway), and ran off. But he was caught, arrested, and charged with robbery. (The 7th Precinct station house is around the […]

Stanton Parkhouse Bathrooms will Open by End of Month

And so begins the long road back for the Stanton Storehouse. Decades displaced from community hands, the facility partially reverts to neighborhood use this month with the debut of public bathrooms. With such a grand entrance, the proverbial throne inside the building teases. Behind those fresh cut archways are bathrooms for men and women, each […]

Full GovBall Lineup Announced for Summer 2020

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island, and Founders Entertainment has tapped some big names to kick off the celebration. Headliners for this year’s festival are GovBall veterans Tame Impala, alongside New York indie darlings Vampire Weekend. New additions to the top slots include venerable Fleetwood Mac […]

International Center of Photography Launches at Essex Crossing Next Week

For the International Center of Photography, four years of transition come to an end next week, as the institution plans its inauguration at Essex Crossing. The 40,000 square-foot museum and school, reunited for the first time since the midtown move, will debut on January 25 with a free “Opening Community Day.” Visitors on day one […]