As fall gets to be ever-colder, many Bushwickians are frenzied about getting their last few weeks of outdoor area time (in addition, of course, to finding a winter piece–which is part of what necessitates hanging out on a patio). With the pronounced chill, however, one local bar, Detox, boldly decided to close their patio ahead of Bushwickians’ schedules. The ensuing reaction was a mix of disgust and all-out rage. The proximity of the bar to a giant overflowing puddle was causing a more than slight breeze that prompted owner Sophia Tame to toss some tarps over the outdoor furniture and close up shop.
The first round of patrons that walked in were immediately shocked to run into a plate glass window instead of being able to visit the haven of whiteness they had only just been able to enjoy a few days ago. One patron, Margot Gwyneth, a 19-year-old studying fashion design at Parsons, screamed at The Burning Bush, “What kind of fucking business doesn’t leave their patio open until it starts snowing?! This is complete and utter bullshit and I’m telling everyone I know not to fucking bother coming here anymore.”
It seems that Gwyneth’s word of mouth has spread like the burning sensation of Bushwick Syndrome, as only a week after her rant, the bar was forced to shutter its doors because not a single patio-loving soul walked into the bar, resulting in Tame missing her rent payment. Between this and not being able to afford refurnishing her trashed bar, Tame decided it was best to head to a neighborhood where patios don’t make or break you (i.e. Brownsville). Thus, Detox has rescinded all power to the outdoor charms of Forrest Point.
Written by Genna Rivieccio