The good news is that Max Fish is moving to a bigger space in Williamsburg. But owner Uli Rimkus told The Low-Down that the iconic LES art-bar will be closing on Ludlow Street at the end of July. What happened, in short, was that Max Fish -- which was the only place to go for the late-'90s downtown crowd -- soon became surrounded by boutiques, restaurants and more bars. Then, of course, rents went way up. Rimkus said she was not able to negotiate a satisfactory new lease on the space, and the construction of a big hotel next door disrupted the business. No word yet on the grand-opening date for the new spot at 130 Metropolitan Avenue. While we're happy it's found a new home, we'll miss the original.
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