Ella Lounge Shutters After 6+ Years on Avenue A

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 at 5:05 am by
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Alphabet City just lost Ella.

We are learning that Ella Lounge ceased operations shortly after the new year. Gates are drawn; the phone line unresponsive. Its final night was reportedly this past Saturday. There are a few parting party shots shared across social media.

The trendy establishment – described as a den specializing in the “Hollywood glamour of the roaring 20s and 30s” – spent more than six years at 9 Avenue A.

Darren Rubell and Jordan Boyd – veterans of the shuttered Gallery Bar – opened Ella in the fall of 2008. Upon debut, it was self-described as the first piano bar and cocktail lounge in what they called the “Lower East Village.”

For a couple years, their basement (aka Beetlejuice’s lair) hosted Seth Herzog’s popular Sweet comedy show. Back when the Slipper Room was being rebuilt.

Remember this bit filmed at Ella…?

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