According to a sign in front of the business, as well as a message on its answering machine, Pharmacy, the speakeasy-themed restaurant and bar in the Dellagio Plaza on Restaurant Row, is closed for a week beginning today for kitchen renovations.
However, according to multiple sources, it is unlikely that it will reopen.
One source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the business had been in bankruptcy court this week and was given a one-week extension to find an investor. A stipulation of the extension was that the restaurant could not be open for business while an investor was sought.
But on Friday, workers were seen removing furniture and equipment from the space.
The Pharmacy opened in 2013 as craft cocktails were trending. It was owned by chefs Tyler Brassil and his wife, Loren Falsone, with Dominick Tardugno handling the beverages. Such touches as house-bottled tonics, not to mention critically acclaimed food, made it a hit, even as many people were flummoxed by the speakeasy concept and had trouble finding the front door that was disguised as an elevator. Flasone and Brassil split last year, according to people who knew the couple.
Attempts to reach Falsone and Brassil were not immediately successful.