SLA Shutters ‘Old Man Hustle’ on Essex Street for Underage Drinking

Posted on: December 11th, 2015 at 5:18 am by
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Funky dive bar, Old Man Hustle, was just shuttered by the State Liquor Authority on Wednesday (December 9). A plethora of paperwork is currently taped to the drawn gate, including the summons, restraining order, and NYPD court order. The documents indicate that the establishment fell victim to two separate incidents of underage drinking back in June, just a few days apart.

This type of closure is fairly common in the neighborhood, so don’t be surprised to see a return to form in the coming weeks. Assuming that the punishment and days off from serving don’t push business to the brink.

Old Man Hustle debuted at 39 Essex Street in the fall of 2013, the subtle successor to Sweet Grapes Wine Bar. The arty hang is one of those rare Lower East Side establishments that champions the creative underground scene, be it through comedy shows or free-form acoustic performances.

What’s your take on Old Man Hustle?

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