It is sadly the end of an era. After months of speculation The Sugar Shack has closed it’s doors for good. The site of impromptu gatherings, first dates, comedy shows, poetry readings and down and dirty dancing has gone from being The Sugar Shack to Striver’s Cafe and back to The Sugar Shack. In the late ’90s and early ’00 (when it was selected the Village Voice Best of 2000) you could drop into the Shack any night of the week and find something fun going on inside behind the velvet curtain. Whether it was fight night, a live band or a dj spinning the turntables, neighborhood patrons will certainly miss the good memories created at The Sugar Shack over the years.
The Sugar Shack was opened by Odell Holland back in 1998 before the frenzied rebirth of the area. He shared his experience on a site called Real Small Business. The Sugar Shack went from have a polished, artsy crowd to a grittier clientele and eventually no one was coming through the doors. There is now a sign in the window advertising the space is for lease.
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