Wolfnights on Rivington Street is Expanding into the Old Tailor Shop Next Door

Posted on: December 30th, 2015 at 5:13 am by
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Here’s why the Felix Tailor Shop moved around the corner to the less-desirable location of 125 Allen Street. Simply put, late-night wrap aficionados Wolfnights are on the prowl, having just annexed the real estate on its western flank.

The former tailor shop at 97 Rivington is now under renovation, all of a sudden; window paper and drop cloths galore. Upon closer inspection, contractors are clearly breaking down the shared wall so that Wolfnights can expand its overall footprint. An employee told us that the project will take a couple months, but will result in more seating for patrons. So, yeah, it has the potential to become more bar-like.

What’s interesting is that there are no permits on file with the Department of Buildings for this job, nor has Wolfnights appeared before Community Board 3 for any sort of alteration to its controversial beer-wine license. (There was some hubbub over operating on its predecessor’s license back in 2013.)

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Sly (and hungry), like a wolf.

Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention that this is the much-ballyhooed location featured on the cover of the Beastie Boys’ seminal sophomore record, Paul’s Boutique. It was also battleground for a futile street co-naming for “Beastie Boys Square,” a subject over which some locals are still bitter.

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Felix Tailor Shop gutted

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