Smith and Mills Fights for Its Right to Party

Keeping up with the Smith and Mills.Photo: Melissa HomLast time the Beatrice Inn was closed down, owner Matt Abramcyk told us that he was renovating to address noise complaints. In the case of his other bar, Smith and Mills, Abramcyk is taking the offensive by suing — and attempting to convince a court to evict — an upset neighbor who, from the Post’s description of her, seems to be as diminutive as the restaurant. A lawsuit claims the woman has tried to prevent construction, barred patrons from entering, screamed inside of the restaurant, and smashed glasses and bottles — and not in a fun, Siberia way. Will other bar owners invoke a similar “Good riddance, neighbor” policy? We’re looking at you, Death & Co.

Legal Bar Brawl [NYP]
Related: To Life For Death & Co. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]