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Peri Wine Bar Becomes Bar Chevere at 179 Essex
Time and again, 179 Essex Street proves its ill-fated status as a doomed nightlife location. No fewer than four establishments in recent years have tried to make it work here, each with the same outcome. Closure. The identity crisis continues with the disappearance of Peri Wine Bar after roughly thirteen months.
Red flags went up when the whole concept changed to a pizza-driven menu last fall, and also after the place shuttered in February for “renovations.” Definitely seemed like a last-gasp effort for survival. Sometime last week the Peri name was wiped from the marquee, with a tiny yellow light signaling the change – Spanish tapas, here we come.
Stepping inside for a looksy, we learned that the latest business to throw the dice here at 179 Essex is dubbed Bar Chevere (slang for “awesome”). It’s still in a transition period and is serving the Peri menu, but the interior is better appointed than the predecessor.
Up and at them.