323 — the Main Street restaurant opposite Coffee An’ — closed suddenly today.
Employees arriving for work were given no notice. Neither were musicians who had been booked for upcoming gigs.
323 was known for live music. Last month, Aztec Two-Step played there.
Last summer, 323 made headlines when the bar featured a drink called the Tuskegee Experiment. There was no connection at all between the cocktail, and the shameful 40-year period in American history when US Public Health officials tracked the progression of untreated syphilis in black men.
A representative of the landlord said, “There is lots of interest in this property. Something will open here soon.”
(Hat tip: Ellen Naftalin)