Coming Soon: Mystique at 141 Chrystie Street

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 at 6:39 am by

Chrystie Street never really became the destination some in the nightlife community had hoped for, thanks in part to its neighbor in the Bowery.  Nevertheless, the commercial thoroughfare remains a high-end bar stop. To the north, velvet-ropers The Box and Kush vie for supremacy, while down below Delancey, a smaller hub of nightlife is still kicking.  And about to welcome one more.

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It’s quite alarming to note that the two-story 141 Chrystie Street will likely become the next nightspot to draw the bridge-and-tunnel masses. For the last four months, gut renovation had consumed the interior.  But not much transpired in the public sphere.  Until yesterday.  In the early morning hours, a bendy-crane arrived on scene and spent much of the day delivering cement to the rooftop.

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Research in the DOB online database and the State Liquor Authority website reveals that another shi-shi club will open here.  Trade name for the new joint is Mystique.  Yes, like the blue supervillain in the X-Men franchise.  An application for a full liquor license was actually filed with the SLA back in mid-August, and remains pending as of today.  But one need only scope their official website to gain a better idea of what might transpire here.  That is, if you can get past the blaring club music…

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Judging strictly by their website, Mystique definitely presents itself as club first, but with the side option of various food options.  And Karaoke, too.  Ownership is promising an opening this month.  Not to be.

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141 Chrystie Street was formerly a warehouse of sorts.  That longtime signage removed just yesterday.

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[2008; Photo Credit: Robert K. Chin]

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