We hope this isn’t true, but the sign at reBar says “reBar is closed and bankrupt”. Their website is down, and calls to them are unanswered. We’ll post any updates here.
UPDATE: Gothamist has more detail on the closing and quotes from staff:
Several of the employees showed Gothamist text messages from a general manager who told them he also was blindsided by the announcement. Neither Stevens nor his landlord, Joshua Guttman, have responded to requests for comment…
One former upper management employee, who asked to remain anonymous, filled us in via email on more details:
Today was payday and roughly 50 employees are not getting their two week paychecks. We are suppose to have a wedding tomorrow and Sunday as well as every weekend for the next year plus. Literally hundreds of couples who have paid in full or partially to have their weddings at rebar and other venues have been screwed by this man. Not to mention the dozens of purveyors and vendors who are owed money.