It's possible you've heard the rumors already: Thom's is closed! Due to a procedural error regarding the renewal of our liquor license the bar will not be open again until at earliest February 22.
The truth is that this is a common mistake made by bars and restaurants for which the local community boards have authority to grant waivers. However, they said, "We can not grant waivers to bars with a history of complaints." The "history" in question was a March 2009 anonymous letter complaining of someone loitering outside the bar.
So, 'fess up! Which one of you was it? Which one of you stopped walking for a millisecond on our sidewalk drawing the ire of a local care-too-well? Which of you inspires letters?
It doesn't matter really. It's a system they have in place to force bars to face their complainants and we're stuck in it.
While we will try to open earlier than stated above, for now we remain shut.
In all honesty we apologize for this great inconvenience to our guests and staff alike. Thank you for all of your kind words in this matter and we hope to see you soon at the grand reopening!
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Read below for all of the things you will not be missing.
"Here comes the blind commissioner
They've got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they're restless
They need somewhere to go..."
On this date in:
1783 - Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its former colonies, the United States of America.
1938 - The play "Our Town", by Thornton Wilder, opened in New York City.