Posted in music | venues on July 31, 2014

(photo via Lulu's)
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And another one goes. One of the original free-pizza-with-beer bars in North Brooklyn (that also hosted free music a lot of nights), Lulu's in Greenpoint, will be shutting it's doors for good on August 9. From the venue's Facebook:

To our amazing customers: It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that the rumors are true. Lulu's will be closing its doors in two weeks; our last day open will be August 9th. We would like to thank all of you for making this such an amazing place to hang out! The customers at this bar are the best ever and I'm not just saying that Please stay tuned as there are a lot of fun shows in the next couple of weeks, with our grand finale show on August 9th to be announced soon. - Lulu's
Greenpointers informs us that Lulu's closing comes over a dispute with the landlord when owners wanted to turn it into a gay bar:
In April of this year Lulu's owner John McGillion took out a lawsuit against his landlord for not allowing him to turn the establishment into a gay bar. According to the New York Post, McGillion stated that he was "barely scraping by on the proceeds of the bar" and felt that he would "be able to make a considerable profit" by making Lulu's a gay venue. The landlord's alleged (and shocking) 'anti-gay clause' stopped this idea from ever coming to fruition.
Lulu's, we're sad to see you go, especially under such circumstances. There's still a week still to enjoy the music, drinks and free pizza. Friday (8/1) there's a solid bill of local punk with Ivy, Ajax, and Nandas.

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Comments (33)

no butt boys, no grit and soul. it's just that simple people.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 8:03 PM

Do you know what a REAL successful business model would be?
Free hummus with every beer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 8:13 PM

Brooklyn is dead. Newark lives.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 8:38 PM

there are 5 bars for every 1 person in a 3 block radius. It will reopen as a bar within a month

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 9:31 PM

No, it will reopen as a Chase.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 10:59 PM

Chase with free pizza?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 11:31 PM

I really wish Mamouns would open a Greenpoint branch

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 11:38 PM

You win some, you lulus some

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2014 11:41 PM

the lesson here is: there is no such thing as free pizza.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 9:51 AM

Joke's on the landlord- Lulu's was already gay.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 9:58 AM

The staff at this place are a bunch of ass clowns, especially the migrants making up the pizza. Fuck this place.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 10:54 AM

I hope there will still be a place in New York that serves pizza. All my prays.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 11:01 AM

all my prays

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 11:11 AM

A BAR DIED, ASSWIPES!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 11:12 AM

Nice try, but the gays in Greenpoint hang at St. Vitus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 11:30 AM

^They say that at St. Vitus The glory hole is fierce.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 11:48 AM

for fuck's sake BV, the FB message YOU QUOTED uses the correct form of "its" and you still fucked it up in your opening.

http://www.its-not-its.info/

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:20 PM

What does it take to make your bar officially "gay"? Couldn't you put up a rainbow flag and just spread the word? "Hey gay friends, come to this bar!"
How could a landlord do anything about that?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:35 PM

^ it's a beautiful Friday afternoon in NYC, the tree is green and the bird is singing, and this fuckstick somehow feels compelled to stay indoors and correct spelling on an anonymous blog.

#itsnotapublicservicefuckstick

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:38 PM

That is sad. Not enough whores and terrible bartenders.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:40 PM

So if you own a piece of property you don't have the right to decide exactly how that property can be used? Has this neo-Fascism really gone this far?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:44 PM

^ it's a beautiful Friday afternoon in NYC, the tree is green and the bird is singing, and this fuckstick somehow feels compelled to stay indoors and make a hopelessly limp hashtag joke on an anonymous blog.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:44 PM

12:38's father likes to touch him inappropriately.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:50 PM

#stopBVcensorship

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:55 PM

lol 12:38 is clearly dave

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 12:58 PM

HA HA HA looks like 12:20 caught a ZING! Oh man that BURNS amirite! HA HA HA HA HA

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 1:25 PM

Dave, calm down

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 1:41 PM

Dave's not here

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 1:45 PM

lol good one Dave

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 2:03 PM

Business not going well, look through lease, no gay bar clause? perfect - we tell everyone we want to be gay bar but couldn't, then when we reopen tons of gay people will come as a matter of pride and $olidarity, well played lulu's, well played

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 3:05 PM

"venue" lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 6:42 PM

fuck every bartender who ever worked here. good riddance assholes

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2014 6:45 PM

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