In an 11th-hour reprieve for venerated New York nightclub the Bottom Line, a judge in New York City Civil Court yesterday (Sept. 24) ordered a 30-day adjournment to eviction proceedings initiated by t

In an 11th-hour reprieve for venerated New York nightclub the Bottom Line, a judge in New York City Civil Court yesterday (Sept. 24) ordered a 30-day adjournment to eviction proceedings initiated by the venue's landlord, New York University (NYU).

The move came after Sirius Satellite Radio, which streams select Bottom Line concerts, offered to pay the $185,000 in back rent the Greenwich Village club has accrued over the last three years. NYU had sought to take possession of the building the Bottom Line has occupied at 15 W. 4th St. for nearly 30 years.

"We were prepared to go to trial today," an NYU spokesman said in a statement. "However, during a recess, we had the most productive and realistic conversations to date with the Bottom Line. Accordingly, the University agreed to the Bottom Line's request for a 30-day adjournment, during which we will be pursuing discussions with them to achieve a reasonable outcome."

The venue recently hosted the press conference at which Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announced their first major tour in 20 years.

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