BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Brooklyn bar One Last Shag has held its final celebration, bidding farewell to the popular Franklin Avenue space as its owners shuttered the doors.
The business closed on Aug. 31 after eight years at 348 Franklin Ave. near Lexington Avenue, the owners announced in a Facebook post.
“So it is NOT with heavy hearts, but with the same vigor, bounce, & exhilaration we felt when beginning our entrepreneurial adventure, that we now have new plans for the future,” the owners wrote.
“Dare we say we are coming out of our closet and letting the world know we have decided to part ways with OLS and move on to new projects!”
One Last Shag first opened in 2008 under the name “Sweet Revenge” and became known in the neighborhood for its LGBTQ-friendly parties, backyard get-togethers, and mud-wrestling competitions, according to customers who lamented the closure online.
“My entire Brooklyn experience was conceived, carried and given birth to on the floors of that bar... This magic space opened so many doors for me and for so many other people,” Facebook user Timm Snow writes.
“So many of us got to share in the love and the community that was built here.”
Others said it was a “big loss” for the area, calling it the “end of an era.”
One Last Shag’s owners could not be immediately reached for comment.
“We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to have created a community and collective. To have made a home for all us weirdos, crazies and eclectics,” the owners wrote in a post.
“For those just looking to advance their dancing skills or to show off their most audacious new wigs… goddamn we salute you and we will miss you.”