They are dropping like flies on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. First, Catbird and now Cheeks and Black Betty. Brooklyn Based broke the news on the closing of Cheeks bakery. The sign in the window simply says "Will Not Re-Open after Memorial Weekend Holiday." Just a few storefronts over is Black Betty. Free Williamsburg has all the details on the rent fight between the restaurant and their landlord. Via their Myspace, Black Betty will close their doors for good on Monday, June 15th (they have a countdown sign in the front window).
Don't Quote Us [Brooklyn Based] GMAP
Landlord to Black Betty: Drop Dead [Free Williamsburg] GMAP
Streetlevel: Closing Time on Metropolitan Avenue
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