After 12+ Years, It’s Curtains for ‘People Lounge’ on Allen Street

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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Catching up on closures…

Today we bring word that People Kitchen & Lounge is down for the count. It joins longtime neighbor Rayuela high in the sky.

The trendy Allen Street cocktail den faded from the scene last month after more than a dozen years on the block. Though its fate was not abundantly clear until recently. Namely, the gridwork of signs in the window announcing the following farewell message:

Tonight it’s not really about the place, it’s not about the staff, it’s about  the people. If you didn’t get that, this was the wrong place for you. It’s still the concept tonight. Continue to be individuals, like what you like, be…

Also, the decorations from New Year’s Eve are still hanging.

People Lounge debuted at 163 Allen way back in 2003 before the hyper-gentrification of the area really took hold. The “Kitchen” aspect of the business didn’t happen until nine years later.

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