Harlem Jobs Generator, Gospel Uptown, Files for Bankruptcy

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When Anderson Cooper visited Harlem’s Gospel Uptown a few months ago, the story was a feel-good one. Owner Joseph Holland touted the fact that he had created 50 jobs and even spoke of expanding the restaurant and performance venue. But as Cooper said at the time, “The restaurant business is a tough one, especially in New York City where businesses open and close almost daily.” Crain’s now reports that Holland has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection citing assets of $500,000 to $1 million and estimated liabilities of $1,000,000 to $10 million, including $9,900 owed to the meat man.

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