Just a day after the New York times included Mehanata in 36 Hours: Lower Manhattan on Friday, Slavs of New York received this email from the downtown Bulgarian bar:
As many of you may know, the building where Mehanata is located is going to become a Ramada Hotel. The construction started earlier than we expected and we have to be closed for awhile. However we joined forces with Maia Meyhane located at Avenue B and 6th Street in the East Village and the parties will be held there with the same DJs and staff for the time being. We will inform you when Mehanata reopens and keep you posted with all the developments.
So the party’s over. For now.
Be sure to check out Maia Meyhane, and you can also get a glimpse of the now-defunct favorite in the video accompanying the Times article, around 5:46 minutes into it. In Bulgarian Bar Goes Straight for the Arts & Leisure, Gawker points out that “you’ll have the rare pleasure of watching a Bulgarian Bar waitress berate a Times arts editor. Which is something all of us, every now and then, wish we had the chance to do.”