‘Barleycorn’ Principals Seek Rooftop Hangout for Delancey Street Holiday Inn
Posted on: June 1st, 2016 at 5:00 am by Staff
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While the basement bar-restaurant struggles to attract crowds (Retro Bar & Grill), the Delancey Street is looking to the sky for revenue. Namely, a rooftop bar.
This addition isn’t a huge shocker. The Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey has been threatening a rooftop hangout since as early as September 2014.
Now the plan is back on the table. The application goes before the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee later this month for consideration. According to the licensing paperwork, the intention is to deposit 32 tables, 100 seats, and an L-shaped bar beneath a retractable canvas covering. They’re trying for operating hours of 12pm to 4am all days.
Principals of record for the new venue are nightlife veterans Joe Donagher and Eamon Donnelly, who together opened Barleycorn in Tribeca two years ago. (The duo also have a hand in midtown haunts Rattle N Hum and Beer Authority.) So expect that same “gastropub” vibe to seep into the Holiday Inn.
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Delancey and Suffolk, 2008
And if the three-year-old lodge gets its way, it’ll be the third high-profile rooftop bar along the corridor, behind nearby problem spots like The DL or The Delancey.
This 132-key Holiday Inn debuted in March 2013. The project – developed and designed by Sam Chang and Gene Kaufman respectively, was four years and seven months in the making, from the conception stage and sale, to demolition and opening.
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