It's getting on toward last call, and Nevada Smith's can't settle up.
According to DNAinfo, downtown Manhattan's soccer-hangout-of-record, currently in its third location at 100 3rd Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets, has been sued by a New Jersey bank over lack of payment on a $150,000 loan issued last April.
From Lisha Arino & Ben Fractenberg's story:
A New Jersey bank filed suit against East Village soccer pub Nevada Smiths after the bar failed to make the last four payments on a $150,000 loan taken out last April, according to court papers filed Wednesday in New York Supreme Court.
The bar now owes the lender, Noah Bank in Fort Lee, a total of $146,789.21 after ignoring "demands for payment," the lawsuit reads. The figure is a total of the remaining balance plus late payment and interest charges, according to the court documents.
Based on initial reports, it is unknown as to why the bar originally sought the loan.
Despite its status as a sporting landmark that has hosted the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson in years past, Nevada Smiths currently occupies its third location, having already moved from its previous address -- 74 3rd Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets -- in late 2011 to free up space for luxury apartments.
This story has the ears of New York City FC's supporters, as Nevada's is currently the headquarters for the Third Rail Supporters' Club's official events, especially for away-match days.
Will the Third Rail need a backup plan? For a full list of New York City FC's officially-recognized "pub partners," CLICK HERE.
Stay tuned to Hudson River Blue as more information tumbles in!
8:30 PM UPDATE: This afternoon, Hudson River Blue reached out to Nevada Smiths for comment. The response from manager Paddy McCarthy read verbatim [sic]:
"Thank you so much,everything is fine. I do appreciate your concern."
HRB gave Mr. McCarthy the opportunity to deny the specific details from the original report. As of this moment, neither he nor anyone else representing Nevada Smiths has done so.