Keith McNally

‘GOSPËL’ Spreads at Former Pravda on Lafayette Street

Last modified November 15, 2017 at 7:06 am

Pravda, the Soviet-themed vodka bar, concluded its SoHo residency in June 2016 after twenty years in the neighborhood. The subterranean hangout at 281 Lafayette Street has been closed and under construction ever since. Gutted in anticipation of the long-awaited replacement. Principal James Huddleston (formerly of The Box) remains at the helm, having acquired the assets […]

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Inside Schiller’s Liquor Bar While it’s Emptied Out [PHOTOS]

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

The bright yellow neons of 131 Rivington Street are now indellibly dark. Schiller’s Liquor Bar, which ended service Sunday night after fourteen years on the block, has turned out the lights. So, for the foreseeable future, load-out is in full effect. Contractors are currently dismantling and removing the remaining booze, furnishings, and kitchen equipment from […]

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You Have Until Sunday to Grace Schiller’s Before it’s Gone

Posted August 11, 2017 at 5:14 am

You have three days to visit Schiller’s Liquor Bar before the Lower East Side restaurant closes for good.  Its last hurrah is Sunday, August 30. As previously reported, the fourteen-year-old bar has fallen victim to a substantial rent hike. Management announced the imminent closure back in May with an email blast explaining the situation. Schiller’s […]

Schiller’s is Closing this August After 14 Years on Rivington Street

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s one from left field. The old guard of early-2000s Lower East Side hangouts is down another. Schiller’s Liquor Bar is closing down for good this summer after a fourteen-year tenure on Rivington Street. Last day in business will be sometime in August, according to an email distributed to customers. “We send our thanks to […]

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Cherche Midi Installs Pinstriped Blue Canopy

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

For its first few months in business, Cherche Midi operated rather naked; without its retractable awning. This sprung hope in some that the sidewalk cafe situation from the previous Pulino’s incarnation might not return. Doesn’t seem so. A new pinstriped blue canopy system arrived last week. Just in time for the advent of colder weather. […]

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Pulino’s Neon Signage Finally Deposed from the Bowery

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s official. Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria no longer has any claim to the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. The red neon signage was pried from the brick facade yesterday afternoon. A Boogie reader happened upon the de-throning, and sent in the lead photo. What remains is the faded masonry and plywood shed. The […]

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McNally’s Cherche Midi on the Bowery Gets Plywood Treatment

Posted March 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Plywood just returned to the southwest corner of Bowery and East Houston, where Keith McNally is busy readying the replacement of Pulino’s Pizzeria. Workers constructed the shed last week, and it’s already covered in the obligatory ad bills, graffiti, and art. Just like the good ole days of 282 Bowery… Pizza wasn’t cutting it for […]

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Vandals Tag Pulino’s on the Bowery, Future Home of McNally’s Cherche Midi

Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

Officially closed for nigh on a month, Keith McNally’s Pulino’s pizzeria is falling prey to the vultures. The sandblasted brick exterior on the East Houston front was recently tagged with big bubble letters by a couple of graffiti writers. Meanwhile, those bright red neons, auctioned in December for $1,000, are now permanently unplugged. And renovations are […]

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Keith McNally’s Pulino’s on the Bowery Auctions Its Goods Ahead of ‘Cherche Midi’ This Spring

Last modified January 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

Keith McNally admitted defeat on the Bowery, closing his Pulino’s Pizzeria at the end of December. However, the restaurateur will return later this spring with a new culinary concept for the space – a French joint called Cherche Midi. Chefs at the helm are Shane McBride (currently executive chef of Balthazar) and Daniel Parilla (currently […]

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Keith McNally Closing Pulino’s and Will Reopen as ‘Cherche Midi’

Posted October 18, 2013 at 6:00 am

His presence was at the time a gamechanger on the Bowery, but now Keith McNally is standing on shaky ground. Eater reported yesterday that McNally is ending the Pulino’s Pizzeria concept at the southwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. The restaurateur announced that he’s closing the spot in January, and reopening as a French […]

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