Wednesday, September 30, 2015

XES Lounge Being Forced Out by New Landlord

More depressing news for Chelsea's gay scene: The owners of XES Lounge posted a notice on the bar's Facebook page on Tuesday saying the building's new owners have given them until the end of the year to vacate the premises. (Read below, they say the new investors want to tear the building down.) I'm heartened by the fact that they say they intend to fight this, which actually worked for Pieces, which went through a similar thing in the West Village a few years ago. Here's hoping there's a similar happy ending for XES -- it's become my Chelsea go-to in recent years and its closure would be yet another devastating blow to the neighborhood. 

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