German-Filipino Fusion Bar Angles for the Dead Schapiro’s Spot on Rivington Street

Posted on: November 8th, 2016 at 5:16 am by
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Shuttered and papered for three months straight, 120 Rivington Street will soon be reborn.

The Schapiro’s bar-restaurant – named for the iconic winery of same that once occupied the city block – closed for good in August. It was a three-year run.

Now a group of seemingly unseasoned applicants – Daniel Dabrowski, Rebecca Kush, Michael Maher, and Jake Fontanilla – hopes to impart a 4am hangout that serves German food with a “Filipino flair.” In a word: fusion. According to application paperwork submitted to Community Board 3, the as yet unnamed establishment will sport 21 tables and a pair of bars across two levels (meaning, the basement that previously housed Nitecap).

This could be an uphill battle, especially given the lack of proprietor experience and the over-saturated area…

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