St. Jerome’s on Rivington Street is Dead, for Real This Time
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Okay, so now it’s really happened. Again.
The reincarnated St. Jerome’s on Rivington Street – also known as Rivington F+B – is officially kaput. This past Wednesday was its final night in business. The gates are now shuttered for good, capping a decade (including a year-long hiatus) for the establishment.
The closure follows two months after plans surfaced to convert the divey watering hole into LES Junction, a nebulous bar-and-bites concept that never got off the ground. The applicants didn’t make it to the Community Board 3 meetings, and subsequently withdrew the application. We hear that the proposal has since fizzled.
St. Jerome’s proper opened in 2006, and was co-owned by Lady Gaga’s onetime boyfriend Luc Carl. The bar closed for the first time in the spring of 2013, yet reborn a year later as Rivington F+B. It was co-owned by Paul Seres, part owner and head of day-to-day operations at The DL, Aleksandra Drozd, majority owner in The Delancey and The DL, and Jonas Pelli, former manager/bartender at St. Jerome’s.
Don’t be surprised to see 155 Rivington Street reappear on a future Community Board 3 agenda…