Remember Chumley's? That fabled speak-easy in the West Village? I initially waxed rhapsodic about it here, and fleetingly documented its untimely demise a couple of times in 2007. The picture above was taken some time in 1996 or 1997 within its hallowed walls (I'm the pasty white guy in the mustard-colored denim jacket on the right...the other dude is my friend Mitch). Since then, it's supposedly been under painstaking restoration in preparation of a grand re-opening (they even re-applied for a liquor license not too long back). Well, estimable guerilla blogger Jeremiah Moss paid a visit to the location recently and took a dispiriting picture of the current state of affairs. Click here to read his report. Even if they do re-open the doors, it ain't going to be the Chumley's we all knew and loved. Sad.