(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The Bottom Line's eviction hearing is set for September 23, but New York University seems determined to reclaim the space. The eviction hearing was filed in June, and both parties kept it under the collar until the New York Times made it well known on September 15. The Times followed it up with an another article on September 16 and even profiled Allan Pepper in its Metropolitan Diary on September 19.
However, unless there is a last minute resolution, club owners Alan Pepper and Stanley Snawodsky seem to have come to grips with the inevitable. Their latest post reads: "To all who have written in support of The Bottom Line and those who are planning to write, thank you very much. We are very moved by the emails and sentiments expressed, and are overwhelmed at how well thought out they are.
"We are compelled to address issues raised in the letter from John Beckman of NYU. We acknowledge that we owe back rent, and we have offered to pay back every penny owed. It would be impossible to list all of the issues which come up in a lease negotiation. There is only one obstacle to The Bottom Line remaining in business. All we have asked NYU to agree to is that if we pay them back all the rent we owe, NYU will be willing to allow The Bottom Line to stay on. This NYU has refused to do.
"Even if we do jump through all the hoops that NYU has put before us, and we pay down our debts as we plan to do, NYU is giving us no assurance that we will be able to stay at our current historical location," the post continues.
"Again, we would like to thank you for your overwhelmingly good feelings about the club and your continued patronage. We at The Bottom Line believe there can be a mutual resolution which both parties can live with, but we need your help."
Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen