Image source: Lounge 47 – the pulled pork sandwich at Lounge 47 will be no more
We discovered on their Facebook page that Lounge 47 is closing its doors – January 15 will be their last day. They got hit with a double whammy – the landlord would not renew the lease and they also lost the use of the back garden.
In 2009, Lounge 47 (GMAP) was at the end of a whirlwind of anger by local residents about issues of noise and partying there, and there was a push to deny them a liquor license (ownership of the establishment was on track to change hands). They were able to get a liquor license and put together some tasty drinks.
Their menu looks great, and was actually put together with the help of food writer Julie Powell, an LIC resident best known for her blog “Julie & Julia,” which also turned into a book and movie.
Lounge 47 has been in business for years on Vernon Blvd, and we wish the owners and staff nothing but good wishes as they turn the corner to a new adventure.