The first time legendary New York cocktail bar Milk & Honey shuttered, it was because the little Lower East Side bar was being relocated to a much larger space on Madison Square Park. But this time, the bar will shutter “because of a demolition clause in its lease,” as owner Sasha Petraske relayed to The New York Times.
Milk & Honey, which originally opened in 2000, is the sole tenant left at the 23rd street address whose building was sold in 2013 to Extell Development Company. According to Petraske, the news of the sale was a surprise, but it will allow Milk & Honey to downsize and move downtown once again if the real estate search goes well.
The bar will close its doors on October 23rd. [New York Times] [Illustration: James Carpenter for PUNCH]