Max Fish Fights ‘Erroneous Allegations’ While Motor City Pleads Its Case

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Photo: Lauren Klain Carton

Max Fish owner Ulli Rimkus sends us the following statement regarding the bar’s unexpected closure at the hands of the NYPD: “We hope to resolve this misunderstanding and fight the erroneous allegations against us with the city and are working hard to get Max Fish back open for our loyal customers and my staff who have been out of work for over a week. I was touched to see that our customers started a petition to get us back open. The generous spirit of the LES is alive and well!” Max Fish isn’t the only one being targeted. As Bowery Boogie pointed out, a petition is circulating in support of Motor City Bar ahead of a May 23 State Liquor Authority hearing. Linking to the petition, a D.J. at the bar writes on Facebook, “Police harassment has cost my favorite watering hole in nyc thousands in business and fines since the new precinct captain took over a few months back.”