Paul Seres and DL Asst. GM Proposing ‘Rivington F+B’ at old St. Jerome’s on Rivington

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 at 5:15 am by
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Another prospective taker is on the books for 155 Rivington, the recently-departed St. Jerome’s hangout.

It seems elements of The DL operation are creeping eastward, past the confines of Hell Square. Paul Seres, Omri Shellef, and Jonas Pelli (former GM at St. Jerome’s) – each involved in the nightmarish Lower East Side club – have just partnered on something called “Rivington F+B.” Guess those approved plans for Christopher Miller (Near & Far) to open here fell through.

Based on the application materials on file with Community Board 3, we have a better idea of what this establishment is about.

The paperwork specifies two stand-up bars and fifteen tables. Food is planned, but it’s small plates, sliders, and a “personal pizza program.” Seres and company seek a full liquor license with 4am closing times all week. Promoted events are allegedly not part of the equation here, but, you know…

Jonas hopes to reinvigorate the bar by introducing a robust food program, renovating the aging building and providing a haven for creative Lower East Siders of all kinds.

Expect plenty of fight from the neighbors (including the LES Dwellers) regarding the applicants at this month’s SLA meeting.

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