While bar proprietor Richard Boccato works on opening a “more classic, mid-20th-century representation of a tiki bar,” his three-year-old LES bar PKNY (formerly known as Painkiller) will close “sometime between now and July 31,” the Lo-Down reports. “There isn’t much to say, really,” Boccato tells the blog. ”The landlord has decided not to renew our lease, and the Community Board has decided that they do not want us to open a new bar at a new location in the East Village.” He’s currently planning to bring the scorpion bowls and navy grog to a new space in Brooklyn or Queens. [Lo-Down, Earlier]
Go while you can.