Sneak Peek Inside That Tiki Bar Mother of Pearl, Opening Monday on Avenue A [PHOTOS]

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015 at 5:20 am by

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Photo: EV Grieve

This is slightly outside our usual beat, but a tipster just sent a trove of images revealing the interior of Alphabet City newcomer Mother of Pearl.

Bar owner Ravi DeRossi closed Gin Palace back in November due to structural issues that befell 95 Avenue A. Apparently the corner building at East Sixth Street was sinking, and needed some major repairs. Five months later, word arrived that the ensuing rehab “so completely gutted the interior of the bar that [DeRossi] decided to start over with a ‘tiki-influenced’ bar called Mother of Pearl.”

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But don’t pigeonhole this tiki bar; DeRossi says it’s “Postmodern Polynesian.” Whatever the hell that means. Executive Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi (Bergen Hill) is in charge of the kitchen.

We are told that the beachy Mother of Pearl opens Monday.

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