Manitoba’s is Crowdfunding to Pay Settlement and Stay Alive on Avenue B

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 at 5:10 am by

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Manitoba’s is the very type of establishment that is fading from the greater Lower East Side. A no-frills dive bar with good tunes and edgy vibe that doesn’t rely on pay-for-play crap like Urban Daddy. Unfortunately, like so many others, the watering hole is threatened.

As first reported by EV Grieve last week, Handsome Dick’s rock n roll bar on Avenue B is in some legal trouble, having been forced to “settle a case with a private individual for a cumbersome amount.” This settlement might cause Manitoba’s to go under for good, so they’re amidst a “battle cry for help.” UPDATE: Apparently the person suing is Luigi Girotto, a handicapped man who has a history of lawsuits against businesses that he finds in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

An Indiegogo campaign is now underway to raise $25,000. As of this morning, over $10,000 has already been raised. There are 29 days left to donate.

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