One Year Later, ‘Grunhaus’ Beer Hall on Rivington Street Closes

Posted on: March 28th, 2019 at 5:00 am by

When the southeast corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets goes dark, you take notice. After all, this is possibly the most party-concentrated block in Hell Square.

Grunhaus, the year-old beer hall that replaced Spitzer’s Corner, hasn’t been open lately. Most notably, this past Saturday night during peak party hours. Calls to the establishment go unanswered and social media pages haven’t been updated in quite some time.

Change is nigh.

The team behind Drexler’s – Darin Rubell, Jaime Felber, and Eric Kruvant – has been circling 101 Rivington the last couple years, beginning with its proposed takeover of Fat Baby and Spitzer’s in 2017. Those plans failed to launch, and we were told at the time that neither was acquired.

However, twice denied, the same team returned to Community Board 3 this past December and netted approval [PDF] for its “elevated comfort food” restaurant using the same name.

Meanwhile, the principals on the liquor license at 101 Rivington remain unchanged (Rob Shamlian himself is not listed); license for the new guys is still pending, though…

Also, there are 43 full liquor licenses within 500 feet of this establishment, according to State Liquor Authority records.

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