Viktor & Spoils Pastes Pesos at Entrance

Posted on: December 13th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Viktor & Spoils is the latest nightlife venture inside the Hotel on Rivington trying to make a mark on the Lower East Side. The month-old taqueria is now opting for the flair of some street art. Indeed, seemingly distancing itself from the glassy blight of its home, ownership decided to forgo the typical entry signage with something more “underground” and “neighborhood friendly.” Presumably for some cred among the natives.

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Owner Alan Philips is almost too proud of this newly-skinned entrance at 105 Rivington, now emblazoned with hundreds of Peso bills. He noted in a recent press release:

With the rise of Banksy, Kaws, Shepard Fairey and so many other incredible artists, street art has become the dominant popular art medium of our generation. We thought it would make a beautiful and exciting addition to the neighborhood for our entrance to be a piece of street art that blends into the urban landscape, rather than another commercial sign that erodes the character of the lower east side. Not to mention it is a really cool way to enter a taqueria and tequila bar.

What do you think of the addition, and the bar in general?

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