New York Neon blogger Thomas Rinaldi sends in these shots from the weekend and writes: "I happened upon this today, the emptying out of Bill's Gay 90s. File cabinets, wood furnishings, AV equipment, mostly just being tossed into these trucks and carted off."
Bill's has added this message to their website:
"Our last night at 57 East 54th St was March 24th. Our landlord refused to renew our lease and after an 88 year run, we were forced to close if we wanted to have the freedom to continue to run the Bill's Gay 90s we all know and cherish. we are working on our new home. Please go to our contact page and give us your email address and name so that we can keep you up to date on our progress and let you know how you can help.
Also visit us on FACEBOOK -- If you do not use the internet -- please call: 212-355-0243 and leave your phone number -- we will contact you via phone. We look forward to welcoming you to our new location!"
Of course, with the recent owners of the building fighting to keep Bill's memorabilia for the new, "top-secret" tenant, as other parts of Bill's have been trashed, who knows what the future holds for this tragically vanished treasure.