City Marshal Seizes Pulperia Bar on Essex Street

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

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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.

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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.

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