Ten Years on, Spitzer’s Corner Morphs to ‘Spritzenhaus LES’

Posted on: January 8th, 2018 at 5:05 am by

Controversial Hell Square gastropub, Spitzer’s Corner, likely has a makeover in its future. Its owner Rob Shamlian is apparently looking to spruce things up a bit after ten years at Rivington and Ludlow Streets.

Spitzer’s returns to Community Board 3 tonight, not for a sale of assets as in recent months, but to alter the entire premises. The alteration application on file with the SLA advisory committee illustrates a remodeling of the floor plan to more of “restaurant” with open kitchen layout and elimination of the communal experience in favor of eighteen smaller tables.

In fact, the Spritzenhaus identity is linked to this makeover, which is the name of Shamlian’s seven-year-old beer hall in Greenpoint. The menu included is topped with the Spritzenhaus LES moniker. See below.

It’s also worth remembering that Shamlian has been trying to sell this venue for years. The team behind Drexler’s – Darin Rubell, Jaime Felber, and Eric Kruvant – showed itself as the latest suitor, but gave up over the summer after the now-shuttered Fat Baby deal fell through. (Shamlian also owns Los Feliz.)

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