City Marshal Seizes Pulperia Bar on Essex Street

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 at 6:00 am by

pulperia-marshal-1

The landlord of 131 Essex Street just pulled the plug on Pulperia, and now has legal possession. The mid-block bar, which also masqueraded as a Spanish market, survived here for six months before its death earlier this week. City Marshals paid a visit and padlocked the premises.

Pulperia had revealed something promising for 131 Essex right out of the gate. We were told in November 2012 that it strived to become a destination for “exotic” grocery goods and quick bites. The booze component would be “unique beer and wine cocktails.”

Yet, as is the case with so many upstarts, the vision was smoke and mirrors, and morphed into another neighborhood nuisance.

pulperia-marshal-2

From the mailbag:

This Spanish/Latin wine and tapas bar to include a general store opened all day never came to be. It was nothing more than a “bar” with sub-par tapas, never opened during day, and often blasted Ace of Base and Michael Jackson at night.

Hopefully the greedy landlords will wise up to the fact that most of these businesses fail, especially when all the businesses are cannibalizing each other competing for the lowest common denominator clientele

So now another formerly “dry” address on Essex Street has precedent as a nightlife establishment. It had a wine and beer license.

Recent Stories

skinny-orchard-returns
The SKINnY Soft Opens Tonight at 174 Orchard Street

The fattened SKINnY Bar and Lounge is opening much earlier than we thought at 174 Orchard Street. As in, tonight. We hear word from ownership that this evening is soft-launch for the newly-expanded rock bar, which closed in 2012 for renovations. Here is more of the skinny on SKINnY, according to press materials: The SKINnY Bar […]

katz-sidewalk-work
Katz’s Deli Files DOB Permits to Fix Basement Space Ruined in Water Main Rupture

It’s been a tough summer for the iconic Katz’s Deli, which fell victim to a nasty water main break back in June. Rupture of the 1959 pipe – likely related to the never-ending East Houston rehabilitation project – literally broke the roadway and caused massive flooding in their basement. Moreover, the sidewalk out front caved […]

colfax-bale-ludlow-1
‘Colfax and Bale’ Will Soon Bring Streetwear and Urban Vibes to 174 Ludlow Street

Colfax and Bale sounds more like a high-end department store or maybe one of those law firms advertised on the subway. Far from it, though. It’s actually the name of a new street-style apparel store opening at 174 Ludlow Street. For the last year, 174 Ludlow had been a vacancy, with its security gate perpetually shuttered. […]

sutra-1st-avenue
Sutra’s Ariel Palitz is Working on a New ‘Venue’ in the Neighborhood

As the ten-year-old Sutra Lounge bows out to make way for a Murray Hill-style sports Bar, proprietor Ariel Palitz is already on to the next venture. In a candid interview with Steve Lewis of Blackbook, the club owner discusses that she’s “currently in development of a new venue in the neighborhood.” It’ll allegedly be a “radical […]

vivi-tea-allen
Vivi Bubble Tea Replaces Móle at 205 Allen Street

Móle suspiciously closed for “renovations” early this summer, and did not reopen. Two months on, a local dynasty of sorts has just invaded 205 Allen Street. Vivi Bubble Tea is opening its fourteenth outpost here at the corner of East Houston. The announcement was taped in the window yesterday evening. Their menu includes milk teas, flavored […]