Embattled Soho Eatery Lola Shuttered

After one of the lengthiest and nastiest neighborhood liquor fights in years, embattled Soho restaurant Lola finally closed its doors last Friday.

Owners Tom and Gayle Patrick-Odeen had been banging heads with the bar-battling Soho Alliance over alcohol service and live music at their 192-seat, 3,300-square-foot eatery on Watts Street since 2004.

The longstanding struggle, which took on racial overtones, spurred multiple lawsuits and mounting legal bills -- ultimately resulting in the business filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  read more »

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