PARK SLOPE — South Slope's Supercollider Lounge has closed because its building was sold to a developer with big plans for the block, according to reports.
The low-key bar and cafe at 609 Fourth Ave. (between 17th and 18th street) shuttered earlier this month after a legal battle with its landlord, the local blog Brokelyn reported.
The property owner wanted to sell the building to a developer that also recently purchased the three buildings to the south, but Supercollider's owners fought to stay, according to Brokelyn. They ultimately lost the battle and were ordered to close April 11, Brokelyn reported.
An application to demolish the entire three-story building was filed with the Department of Buildings on April 15, records show. The building's owner, South Slope Bliss LLC, has been acquiring properties in the neighborhood and also owns 611, 613 and 615 Fourth Ave., according to property records.
No development plans have been filed yet for 609 Fourth Ave. or the neighboring buildings. An email to South Slope Bliss LLC wasn’t answered and a phone number for the company was not equipped to handle messages.
Supercollider's owners could not be reached immediately for comment Monday.
Supercollider opened in 2013 and was "an offbeat hangout" for "creative types," Brokelyn wrote. "At any time, Supercollider was also a coffee shop, an art gallery, a performance space and, to many, a place to go when they didn’t want to go home. It was the place you could play pinball, eat an ice cream sandwich and drink a beer at 3 a.m."
The bar's open mic night has moved to Wednesday nights at the Fifth Estate on Fifth Avenue and 12th Street, according to Brokelyn. Supercollider's owners posted a farewell on Facebook on Monday and said if they reopen elsewhere, they'll share the news on their Facebook page.