Broker Wants Wine Bar at Former Essex Ale House

Posted on: July 28th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

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Essex Ale House folded last month after a tumultuous four-year tenure at 179 Essex Street, and the leasing signs went up shortly thereafter.  The interior was stripped completely bare, save for the bar. No juke, no billiards, and the walls are white.  Of course, it didn’t take too long for the real estate listings to roll out.

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One just surfaced on Key New York.  And if the powers that be have their way, wave bye-bye to another dive hangout here.  Indeed, brokers are advertising the space as a “cute little wine bar.”  Blech.

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The pitch:

Cute little 600sf wine bar space available on Essex in The Lower East Side, with selling basement.

Walk-in refrigerator in full basement. Room for a pool table in basement. 2 bathrooms, one upstairs one downstairs.

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