Black Betty Goes Black

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Its the saddest thing since the closing of Stinger Bar: Brooklyn Paper reports that Black Betty, a Williamsburg fixture for a decade, will close in two weeks. The restaurant and dance spot claims its landlord reneged on an agreement after it put down a deposit and agreed to a rent hike from $2,700 to $5,000, and the landlord claims the club fell out of touch during negotiations. A similar venue will take over, but no way will it be the same. [Brooklyn Paper]