Cocktail Bodega Coming to 205 Chrystie Street

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 at 6:47 am by

205 Chrystie Street is rebounding as we speak. Ever since the eponymous club closed back in 2009, this corner spot has gradually decayed into oblivion. As such, all the vandals took advantage of the always attractive canvas; there was some cryptic graffiti about the end of the Bowery and an awesomely heartfelt letter to a Vietnam veteran living in the building. Regarding the latter, all efforts to sanitize the spot have left the dedication intact. We digress!

Anyway, news dropped two months ago that DelShah Capital, whose real estate portfolio includes 133 Essex Street, purchased the remaining equity in the building giving it sole ownership. As part of the deal, it was simultaneously revealed that neighborhood restaurateur Matt Levine, who operates Sons of Essex in the aforementioned property, is proposing a new “restaurant-lounge” concept for the 2,500 square-foot space. He will appear before the SLA committee of Community Board 3 later this month for a full on-premise license.

 

Now a Boogie birdie familiar with the situation is whispering some juicy details regarding this latest Lower East Side venture. It’s reportedly called Cocktail Bodega and will serve up liquor-blended smoothies and spiked fresh-squeezed juices; menu will reportedly be a “creative and innovative take on traditional street food.” Think hipster Jamba Juice meets downtown Margaritaville.

Recent Stories

vapeya-orchard-street
‘VapeYa’ Brings Vaping Craze to Hell Square

Call it a proliferation of puffing. It finally happened. Hell Square now has its first fully-fledged vape shop. Yep, the store at 166 Orchard Street swapped the pics for puffs. A month after Anastasia Photo moved around the corner, VapeYa has already taken control. Build-out has been underway for the last few weeks behind the […]

Essex Crossing, Site 6
NYU Langone Medical Center Inks 40K Square-Feet in Essex Crossing

The NYU Langone Medical Center is the latest big name to ink a real estate deal with the Essex Crossing mega-project. 40,000 square-feet of space, in fact. Its construction will reportedly occupy SPURA Site 6 on Clinton Street, located adjacent to the Seward Park Extension (aka 154 Broome). This new medical facility will be called […]

prosperity-closed
Read Prosperity Dumpling’s Full DOH Closure Report

The aerial image of a tenement alleyway behind 46 Eldridge Street was the proverbial shot heard round the internet last week. In an instant, Prosperity Dumpling, whose back-alley kitchen was exposed, went from critical darling to up-shit’s-creek. The dumpling counter shuttered on Thursday, a day after a city inspection. The Department of Health pounced immediately. […]

silver-monuments-stanton
Silver Monuments Departing the LES After More than 60 Years in Business

And so it goes, the last gravestone business on the Lower East Side is leaving. We knew eventually the day would come when Silver Monument Works would depart, but are in mourning nonetheless. Oh, that awesome antique store signage. Neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson informs us that owner Murray Silver is gearing up for a move […]

rice-noodle-cart
Rice Noodle Cart Returns to Rutgers Street After Hiatus

As roadwork eases in Straus Square, a morning institution returns to Rutgers Street. The uber-popular Chinese “Rice Noodle Cart” – long a mainstay at the corner of East Broadway – resumed service on Wednesday morning. Its designated sidewalk square had been gobbled up as part of the staging area for the reconstruction of Straus Square, […]

  • Atlrocer585

    F Matt Levine.