There was a time when we used to go to Zebulon on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg even though we knew it would be packed and we'd probably end up standing in the hallway just inside the door, pressed up against strangers and fully giving up hope that we'd ever get a drink. But we knew once we got claustrophobic we could just dip into Relish across the street. Then Relish closed. And now: Zebulon is closing. Can we just blame the Wythe Hotel?

In a press release we received late this afternoon, the venue's owners said goodbye to all of that:

"On Sunday, Dec 9 Zebulon will be closing its doors after ten exciting years of pioneering music and arts. Williamsburg has changed significantly since we opened, and unfortunately it is no longer possible today to continue the business in the manner in which it was conceived. Nevertheless, it's been a great run. This is our final week so if you haven't been down in a while, please come and say hello/wave goodbye, and pay your respects to this gem of an institution."

Their final week will include appearances by TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone, The Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld, and more. As always, there will be no covers, and a happy hour lasting from 5 to 8 p.m.