Spitzer’s Corner

Ten Years on, Spitzer’s Corner Morphs to ‘Spritzenhaus LES’

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:05 am

Controversial Hell Square gastropub, Spitzer’s Corner, likely has a makeover in its future. Its owner Rob Shamlian is apparently looking to spruce things up a bit after ten years at Rivington and Ludlow Streets. Spitzer’s returns to Community Board 3 tonight, not for a sale of assets as in recent months, but to alter the […]

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Fight for Hell Square Continues with Potential Sale of Spitzer’s, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that Rob Shamlian has been trying to unload his remaining Hell Square holdings over the last few years. Last night, the nightlife operator came one step closer to his dream, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 approved a sale of assets for two of three area nightclubs. Ownership behind Boulton […]

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Boulton & Watt Team Eyes Purchase of Shamlian’s Hell Square Empire

Posted June 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Most anything related to Hell Square nightlife these days is usually bad news, newcomers or otherwise. Now, it appears three of the most problematic establishments are again being pitched in a manner befitting a fire sale. Controversial owner Rob Shamlian is again seeking buyers for his trio of Hell Square hot-spots – Fat Baby, Spitzer’s […]

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Dress Before Drink: The Spitzer’s Dress Store of Yore

Posted February 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

The mere mention of Spitzer these days evokes not only the disgraced former governor, but images of an oft-crowded bar in Hell Square that has a penchant for angering neighbors. More than seven years of Spitzer’s Corner at Rivington and Ludlow Streets has been marked with plenty of controversy, from employee lawsuits and Department of Health […]

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CB3 Approves Sale of Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz; Sarid Drory Promises High End Makeovers

Last modified January 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

The lack of nightlife hopefuls at the monthly SLA subcommittee meeting last night was deceiving. Never was there ever such an assembly in Community Board 3 that’s lasted under three hours. Oh, no. Especially not when controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian is on the docket to unload two of his marquee properties. Between hearing the […]

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Rob Shamlian Admits that Fat Baby is for Sale ‘When the Right Offer Comes Along’

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:23 am

The Hell Square empire of Rob Shamlian is crumbling bar by bar. That much we’ve chronicled these last few months. When word broke yesterday that, not only Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz were for sale, but that The Derby was as well, the controversial nightlife impresario confirmed that he’s all but finished with the neighborhood. He’s […]

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Rob Shamlian Looking to Sell Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz to Owner of Mezetto

Posted November 4, 2014 at 5:37 am

It appears controversial nightlife figure Rob Shamlian is on a divestment track from the Lower East Side. Two of his bigger moneymakers – Spitzer’s Corner (101 Rivington) and Los Feliz (109 Ludlow) – might soon change hands. Documents delivered to Community Board 3 this month seem to indicate an imminent sale of assets. Word on the street is that […]

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Report: Spitzer’s Corner Sets Up Sidewalk Cafe on Ludlow Without DCA License

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Some vocal residents in Hell Square noted yesterday that Spitzer’s Corner is now operating a sidewalk cafe outside 101 Rivington Street. Four tables were positioned at the southernmost garage-door window on Ludlow Street. Ordinarily this might not be an issue, but there is no permit currently on file with the Department of Consumer Affairs, and a […]

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Notes from CB3: Spitzer’s and 100 Montaditos Denied

Last modified June 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

Hell Square scored mixed results at last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting, yet the real story was the LES Dwellers showcasing their strengething muscle on the nightlife landscape. Everything they opposed was denied by the CB3 panel. And for the first time, the block association supported a couple of the applicants. Below are some notes from […]

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Spitzer’s Corner Sidewalk Cafe Application Under LES Dwellers’ Scrutiny

Posted May 31, 2013 at 5:15 am

Now that we’ve had a full 36-ish hours to process the June SLA subcommittee agenda, one item is already causing drama in Hell Square. With its simple sidewalk application, Rob Shamlian’s Spitzer’s Corner at 101 Rivington has attracted the ire of the LES Dwellers Association. There’s some deep history here. Spitzer’s Corner has twice previously applied […]

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