A Cajun-style East Village restaurant will be closing its doors for good and claims bike lanes are the main reason why. Although the owner of Mara’s Homemade admits higher taxes and rent are contributing factors, she says the loss of parking spots due to bike lanes is the real culprit, an assessment not everyone agrees with. It’s also an excuse that would make more sense, if it was actually located on 1st Avenue and really relied on car driving patrons.