The historic New York 21 Club is in the process of shutting down, becoming the last business to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“In light of the ongoing global crisis and the anticipated extended recovery period for the hospitality industry, the difficult decision has been made that it will not be possible to reopen Club 21 in its current form for the foreseeable future. A spokesperson said on Saturday.
The 21 Club has been closed since March after Governor Andrew Cuomo closed all bars and restaurants due to the virus.
The restaurant spokesperson said they are “exploring potential opportunities that will allow the 21 Club to remain a viable operation in the long term, while retaining its distinctiveness.”
The 21 Club opened in January 1930 during the Prohibition era and has become a gathering place for celebrities. A wrought iron door sits outside the room and a group of decorative jockeys are displayed on the balcony.
The restaurant describes itself as “a place where celebrities and captains of industry have eaten and dined for over 80 years”.
The announcement comes after Cuomo said he was once again suspending dining indoors, starting Monday.
“If we don’t slow the spread and overwhelm the hospital system – we come to a red zone… then every restaurant goes interior zero, exterior zero. It is the worst case, ”he said at a press conference. Friday.