By Lindsay Armstrong
The Red Room Lounge Closes it’s doors. (Photo: Evan Abramson | NY Times)
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS â A local bar known for its arts programming and for providing a home for Uptown LGBT community events â including one inspired by extravagant drag balls held in Harlem 80 years ago â has closed its doors due to financial struggles, its owner said.
The Red Room Lounge, located at 1 Bennett Ave., shuttered this past Wednesday, owner Manuel Rosario said.
âItâs just the economy,â he said of the venue, which he opened in 2008. âI donât like to feel like Iâm surrendering, but this time I have to throw in the towel.â
Read more: Uptown Bar Known for Arts and LGBT Events Shutters – Washington Heights – DNAinfo.com New York.
See below for an article from 2009 that highlighted the awesomeness of the Red Room Lounge.
Time Travel Tuesdays: Washington Heights Journal â Where Boundaries Are Melting, a Place to Celebrate Differences | NY Times
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