An overflow crowd of patrons and musicians turned up at the popular Christopher Street dive bar, which was forced to close because of lost revenue during the pandemic.
"Most restaurants want and need to stay open, especially during the holiday season, but unfortunately COVID-19 is again disrupting some of their plans."
"We are another sad consequence of COVID-19."
And it's happening because the next Bond film, "No Time To Die," was moved to next spring, meaning big theaters lost another tentpole film.
Chumley's will reportedly become the latest NYC institution to shutter during the pandemic.
The owners sent out an email today: "Gem Spa has poured its last legendary egg cream."
They estimate they'll need to raise $95,000 for Saeed Pourkay to be able to reopen nearby.
'This is the saddest and most destructive outcome we had imagined.'
'I have to leave the space by the end of the month. I have to find a new spot, I have to start looking.'
The Greenwich Village restaurant has closed down less than a year after opening.
Their last day will be March 31st.
'We reached our goal yesterday, and the gentleman who started [the GoFundMe campaign] is coming to take down the 'going out of business' sign later.'
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