Saying goodbye to NYC restaurants and bars as the pandemic strikes

April 30, 2020, 11:57.21 pm ET  

Lucky Strike Closes, Keith McNally, Coronavirus, NYC, 2020
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This is an ongoing list of establishments in New York City killed off by the Coronavirus and a prolonged  shutdown.

 Pegu Club Closes, Coronavirus Pandemic, NYC, 2020
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Pegu Club is no more. A letter to friends reading, "It is with a heavy heart that we ring the bell for the last call." Some of its cocktails still live on, like Pegu Punch, on the web.  The sign on the door signing off with the words, "glove you." 

 
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Keith McNally's Lucky Strike bistro has struck out. The SoHo hot spot for some 30 years closing as McNally recovers from Coronavirus in London. A sign in the window reading, "R.I.P. Thank You For The Memories." Fans can still turn to some of McNally's other New York City gems like Balthazar and Pastis. A Lucky Strike Go Fund Me Page has been set up for the workers.

Mediterranean spot Beyoglu has reportedly closed after being threatened with evicition amid the pandemic. Emily Monaco wrote on Cititour: "It is a popular place not only with neighborhood locals but also with businesspeople looking for a good meeting place for dinners or drinks and a few meze before heading home." It will be missed.



Unfortunately, this list is likely to grow.  Stay tuned.

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