Rivington’s Rouge Wine Bar Booted Despite Promises to Return

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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The Sharpie scrawl on the window paper of 94 Rivington Street reads, “work in progress.” More like a train wreck in progress. Such is life for the aborted Rouge Wine Bar, which ran afoul of the State Liquor Authority earlier this year after selling booze without a proper license. When time came two months ago for the agency to finally consider the restaurant wine license, Chairman Rosen dropped the hammer (an uncharacteristic move for wine and beer, actually), and the establishment closed quickly thereafter.

So.

Despite the arrival of a tiny sign announcing the “grand opening” as coming soon, the half-assed Rouge was just booted by the landlord. The “5 Day Notice of Termination of Lease” papers were ceremoniously taped to the front door yesterday.  There will be no second chance here.

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