Hughes Hangar is finished with the spot at 2811 Washington Ave., behind Affection clothing boutique at the corner with Epstein Ct. The gastropub-nightclub announced on social media on Saturday that “everything is priced at $4.00” and that the business would close for good at the end of the night. The club posted earlier in the week about an electrical fire that knocked out audio and internet systems; posts to the venue’s Twitter and Facebook accounts on Thursday assured customers that the space would be open for the weekend, though the bar would be running cash only until credit card infrastructure was repaired.
Hughes Hangar’s bar, patio, and parking lot sit across Washington from the Shell gas station and the Sonic drive-in at National St. Across the Hughes parking lot, fellow airport-themed club and events venue The De Gaulle doesn’t appear to have made a closing announcement, though it is owned and operated by the same group. Currently, 2 of the bar’s owners are developing gastropub Chapman & Kirby in the former Kitchen Depot warehouse at Lamar and St. Emanuel in the East Village complex in East Downtown.
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- Hughes Hangar closing announcement [Twitter]
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Photos: Hughes Hangar (patio), Carola M. (sign)