Popular Harlem Restaurant Closes Doors Due To Rising Rents

Rent was raised 35 percent on popular eatery "Mobay Uptown"

mobay uptown harlem restaurantAnother black-owned Harlem business is closing its doors.

A few weeks after popular Harlem bookstore “Hue Man” and bowling alley “Harlem Lanes” nnounced their closings, Mobay’s Uptown Restaurant and Barbecue has decided to throw in the apron, according to Crain’s.

“A captain has to know when to jump ship,” said Sheron Chin Barnes, the owner of 13-employee Mobay, to Crain’s.

Barnes said rent on her restaurant has gone up 35 percent due to gentrification.

“There are so many changes that are occurring in Harlem,” she said.

Read more at Crain’s

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fyancey1 Frank Yancey

    Lenox Lounge is threatening to close because of high rents, and as I stated before that if any business is closed because of excessive rent, we will not patronize any businesses that replace them, but we must make this known as a deterrent.