‘Plumbing’ Sinks Union Trust

Union Trust

We’re willing to wager that there’s more to Union Trust’s closure than just a case of bad pipes. Foobooz is reporting that the overly-showy steakhouse, which defied all odds when it opened amid 2009‘s economic armageddon, has shut down. In spite of being in bankruptcy since April 2011, tax liens, and a sidelined liquor license, a sign out front cites plumbing — it’s always the plumbing — as the reason for the restaurant going dark. Here’s hoping Stephen Starr, or another multi-concept operator steps in before the whole place gets turned into a giant drug-store sushi joint. [Foobooz]

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