Peri Wine Bar Closed for Renovations

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012 at 6:09 am by

It’s a brief moment of transition over at 179 Essex Street, where year-old Peri Wine Bar is revamping its offerings. Security gates have been shuttered these last couple days with a color-pencil sign stating that “renovations” are afoot. Such announcements should always be taken with a grain of salt, since it often signals the demise of so many neighborhood businesses.

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But management involved in the operation assure that Peri is fine, saying they completely revamped the space and made the bathroom “nicer.” The facelift comes shortly after Peri switched from Turkish to Italian fare (i.e. pizza) and began hosting periodic live jazz.

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These latest developments shouldn’t surprise anyone, as this particular stretch of real estate is seemingly doomed, and owners struggle to make it work. 179 Essex Street eats its own whenever given the chance. Just look at the history – Filthy McNasty’s, 12″, and Essex Ale House were all equally used and disposed. Peri hopes to finally lift the curse.

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