ACME Bar & Grill Closes: “It’s Sad But True”


A few minutes ago, we read some alarming news on EV Grieve: After 25 years, ACME Bar & Grill had gone out of business. So we called the restaurant and confirmed that, unfortunately, it has indeed closed.

“We were here too long and there just wasn’t enough business,” Tony, the general manager, told us. “It’s sad but true.” Since 1986, the restaurant, with its distinctive red facade, has been a fixture of Great Jones Street. Located just off of Lafayette Street, it served Cajun and Southern food, along with plenty of beer and cocktails. According to Tony, a new lease has already been signed. He couldn’t say whom the new tenant would be, but did allow that “it’s probably going to be a restaurant again.”

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