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.

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    F Matt Levine.