LKH Management ( Hydrate, Replay, Elixir, Halsted's ) assumed management of both Chloe's ( now Manhole ) and Whiskey Trust at the end of August 2014, hired by the owner of Chloe's and Whiskey Trust.
They state that situations beyond the control of LKH are resulting in the closing of the business at this time.
According to Mark Liberson, president of LKH Management, "The owner of the business instructed us to close Whiskey Trust and Manhole until such matters are resolved, and we are complying with his request."
While LKH hopes to return Manhole to the original Chloe's space, for now AK Miller, Manager of Whiskey Trust/Manhole, states, "Manhole's popular parties will return to Hydrate. Hopefully we will be able to return to this space soon or find an appropriate venue for Manhole to reopen on a full-time basis in the near future."
Sean Kotwa, Managing partner of LKH, said, "As the former management team for Whiskey Trust we remain concerned for the staff of Whiskey Trust and Manhole, and regret we that this is happening during the holiday season. We are reviewing the staffing at our other locations to see if opportunities exist to retain members of the former staff."