php1qYJmpAM.jpgThe Gawker crowd was dismayed last night to find that Nolita bar Sweet and Vicious has abruptly closed. Former Gawker editor Jessica Coen relays a rumor on Grub Street that the place was seized by the landlord. And the Sweet and Vicious answering machine has this to say: "Thank you for calling Sweet and Vicious. After enjoying ten years at our 5 Spring Street location, and due to circumstances beyond our control, we are taking a brief hiatus... Please check back as we will be reopening shortly." But despite the appealing back courtyard, one of the bouncers was an unconscionable prick, so good riddance.