As previously mentioned, Cosmic Cantina is moving, and EV Grieve passes on the news that its giving away the rest of its food and drink starting tonight at 4 p.m. That site also notices that that-pub-you-always-walk-by, Lilly Coogans, has closed, and (the real drama) NYC the Blog finds documents affixed to faux-slumming spot Cheap Shots that indicate it has been shut down for fighting and underage drinking. Cheap Shots isnt one of the bars mentioned in the Posts non-story about East Village establishments that served an underage intern, but it looks like Cosmic Cantina, at least, went out in style.
Per the Post: A male bartender at Cosmic Cantina, at 99 Third Avenue, looked over the license before selling the intern a bottle of Dos Equis for $5. He then said, This is for you, and poured a free shot of tequila. Good to see one East Village spot is intent on keeping things above board according to a chalkboard photographed by ever-observant EV Grieve, 7A has a policy against needles in the bathroom. Kind of like PDTs anti-cocaine policy.