St. Jerome’s on Rivington Sold to East Village Nightlifers
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The proverbial plug has been pulled on St. Jerome’s. Drunk dieter (and Gaga ex) Luc Carl announced on his website yesterday that the dark dive was recently sold, its identity reportedly in limbo. No indication just yet on whether the new owners will keep the name after the November 1 closing. However, an “expansion” plan is already in the works.
I just want to briefly announce that St. Jerome, the bar that I created and managed for 5+ years has been sold by the owner. The new owners will take over on November 1st and expand. No word yet as to whether they will change the name or not.
I’d sincerely like to thank anyone that had a good time there, all the employees, even the ones I fired (you deserved it), and most importantly, Ian Eldorado for truly believing in the place, getting the name tattooed on your arm, and hanging on until the end.
Although I’ve been out of the business for quite some time, I will no longer be involved in the bar in any capacity. Good luck to everyone involved. We had an amazing run. I wrote a book in that shit hole. I’ll never forget those crazy nights that I can hardly remember.
Digging through Community Board 3 archives, it appears the new ownership are longtime East Village nightlifers. Joshua Yerington and Matt Romano of Black and White and Niagara/Cabin Down Below respectively. CB3 approved the transfer of assets last month.