Stop Us If You’ve Heard This Before, Flooding at 1234 Locust Street

The last couple of nights, the above sign has been in the window at Rhino Bar (last week there was a closed for private party sign), the successor to Fish at 1234 Locust Street. We called over to the Independent Hotel which sits atop Rhino and the latest, smaller Fish. The hotel informed us that Rhino Bar is closed because of flooding. The same reason given for Fish’s closure back in May of 2012, that turned out not to be the truth at all. All this comes just a month after Mike Stollenwerk parted ways with Fish and Rhino.

The hotel also told us that Fish is still open and Rhino should return next week. But Fish’s web site is gone and OpenTable doesn’t have anything open for tonight (but the rest of the weekend and beyond is wide open). A call to the restaurant went unanswered.

So here we are again, wondering what is going on a 1234 Locust Street.

UPDATE: Michael Klein has tweeted that this time, the flood is real.