Restaurants, bars, and clubs don't just shut down these days. They "close for renovations" for a few weeks or months. Then they announce that they are not, in fact, planning to reopen and they've been shuttered for good. Below: a few recent examples of what is sometimes the result of a series of unexpected events, but is often a face-saving public relations technique.
Beatrice InnApril 3: Shut down after it's cited by the city for numerous violations.
April 14: It's reported that "minor renovations" will be needed to reopen.
July 27: Insiders indicate that it will not, in fact, be reopening.
August 15: Co-owner Paul Sevigny confirms he's starting up something new.