Paul Seres Replaces St. Jerome’s on Rivington Street with a Bar Called ‘Delilah’
Hey there, Delilah.
Looks like another watering hole is rising from the ashes of the now-defunct St. Jerome’s on Rivington Street. Same as the old boss, though.
The ground floor of 155 Rivington spent the last couple months boarded behind plywood. Prior building permits to renovate the bar proved that nightlife honcho Paul Seres is not entirely finished with this place. Anyway, the big reveal was just a few days ago.
We’re told that the spot is called “Delilah,” and apparently takes cues from The Attic Rooftop & Lounge in Midtown. Drinks and small plates.
Yet what’s curious about this latest incarnation is that, so far, we have not seen an application for this Delilah venture go before Community Board 3. It’s a total change in the method of operation, too. The active license on file with the state, moreover, is still under Rivington F+B. Nevertheless, Seres is already holding interviews.
The original St. Jerome’s opened in 2006, and was co-owned by Lady Gaga’s onetime boyfriend Luc Carl. The bar first foundered in the spring of 2013, yet rebounded a year later as Rivington F+B. It was co-owned by Paul Seres, part owner and head of day-to-day operations at The DL, Aleksandra Drozd, majority owner in The Delancey and The DL, and Jonas Pelli, former manager/bartender at the original St. Jerome’s.