Moldy Fig Evicted from 178 Stanton

Posted on: February 8th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

Well, it appears there’s no chance the Moldy Fig will be reopening at 178 Stanton Street. On January 27, the City Marshal paid a visit and seized control of the six-month-old Jazz club on behalf of the landlord. A pair of faded eviction notices are pasted to the windows, now held hostage behind the roll-down gates. The Facebook page has gone silent of late, and the official website was recently suspended.

This image has been archived or removed.

The Moldy Fig tragically foundered in concert with one of its owners. Indeed, at the end of November, Charles Brown (also of Fat Cat fame) was hospitalized for an unspecified illness, and his mother announced via Facebook that the club would remain closed until a full recovery. Meanwhile, his condition still remains a mystery to all.

This image has been archived or removed.

Drop us a line if you have more info.

Recent Stories

Luxury Accessories Brand ‘Title of Work’ Opens Flagship on Orchard Street

The eponymous Site 57 gallery spent two years in the ground floor of 57 Orchard Street before folding not long ago. It’s been replaced. A new fashion boutique just opened behind that corrugated metal awning. Title of Work is the name of the newcomer, which specializes in men’s formal accessories that “skillfully merges art, science, […]

New Target at Essex Crossing is Plagued by Thefts

For shoplifters, the bullseye on the facade of 400 Grand Street is an invitation. Indeed, the small-format iteration of Target at Essex Crossing has become just that in the short month since it opened. According to police sources at the 7th Precinct, there have been 42 reported thefts inside the second-floor retailer since the August […]

Chinatown Locals ‘Erase the Hate’ of Insensitive Gate Murals

One Los Angeles-based street artist angered residents in Chinatown for racially-insensitive caricatures across the neighborhood this weekend. Someone with the tag name Sickid1 imparted the controversial images on at least three store gates over the weekend – 34 Mott, 81 Allen, and 38 Allen Street. Outspoken Chinatown activist Karlin Chan took it upon himself to […]

Another Malaysian Cafe Replaces the Old ‘Kopitiam’ HQ on Canal Street

The Perfect Taste is now on Canal Street. Literally. A new Malaysian cafe by that name opened yesterday in the original home of Kopitiam. The tiny shop takes over after the latter moved from 51 Canal to East Broadway several months ago (thanks to a rent hike). As the awning suggests, Perfect Taste features “healthy […]

CNBC’s ‘American Greed’ Focuses on Ex-Con Landlord Steve Croman

Ex-con Steve Croman is now the subject of a television hit piece by CNBC as part of its American Greed series. The second half of the program is dedicated to the notorious landlord in a segment appropriately called “Lousy Landlord.” You’ll recall that Croman completed his “white collar” sentence on June 1, having served eight months […]