Report: Controversial Crown Heights bar has closed

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A Crown Heights restaurant that left a bad taste with the community appears to have closed.

The establishment, formerly known as Summerhill, sparked outrage two summers ago by promoting what resembled a bullet hole in its wall.

News 12 couldn't confirm the closing with the owner. Bklyner reports they were clearing out inventory nearly two weeks ago.

MORE: Crown Heights has no appetite for dinner with a side of bullet holes | Crown Heights residents sound off on controversial 'bullet hole' restaurant 

Activist Justine Stephens issued a statement saying, “Summerhill's closing is a testament to the power of community. It is a statement to all businesses looking to move into rapidly gentrifying areas that says: you are a guest here. You should look to grow with us, or your business will not survive.”

Neighbors told News 12 they hope something positive will come in its place.

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